I can’t understand why some people think being gay is a choice. I was born gay. The signs have all been there since I was 3 years old. I was always a tomboy who preferred boy’s toys and games over dolls and make-up. I was compelled to be gay if I was to continue being true to myself. It’s not like I had a choice. I feel like my sexual orientation was predetermined by my DNA and possibly past lifetime experiences or karma.
There are so many facets to being trans*. Between community, relationships, and transition, it can be difficult to find a place to feel comfortable. But how do you find comfort when your body does not align with your image of yourself? How do you handle dysphoria?
P!nk will be on the cover of the November issue of the magazine Shape. In a behind the scene video, the singer speaks about her very athletic body, being a mom, her new tour.
Healthcare is something basic. Most people do not think of going to the doctor as a trial. It is just a part of life: check-ups, vaccinations, the never pleasant emergency room visit. Everyone needs access to these things, but when you are trans*, you may or may not get adequate care due to the prejudice of healthcare providers. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will help to protect the rights of trans* people in obtaining both insurance and medical care.