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5.6. Transgender questionnaire responses

5.6

TRANSGENDER QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES 1.

// Trust

“I’ve never really trusted someone and then found out that he

or she was lying, because I make sure I know someone absolutely

and completely before I trust them. Being transgender is my own business and it doesn’t concern anyone else. I still wear women’s clothes and I’m still living as a woman, but I will have my operation soon. I need time to get to know someone before I can trust him or her, especially in today’s world”

// Coming out

“For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a boy with some

physical problems [female genitalia]. In March 2011, I was invited to one of my friends houses, but instead of playing with my

friends, I went to play X-Box with my friend’s little brother ...

And then when everyone was gone and it was just me and my

friend, she looked at me and said, “You have a problem. You are not like us at all. Your behaviour is totally different. But when I

look at you carefully, I see that it’s beyond your control. You have a problem, go, and figure out what it is”. I agreed with her, told

her how I felt and told her that I was going to have a sex change operation one day … When I found out that I was something

called ‘transsexual’ and that there are many others like me, I was so happy … I don’t usually tell people who don’t know me about being trans, because I’m still wearing women’s clothing. I’ve

never regretted telling anyone so far, but I am more comfortable telling a fellow trans that I am transsexual because he/she can understand what I’m going through”

LGBT Republic of Iran: An Online Reality?  

A Small Media report revealing how Iran’s LGBT communities use global communicationstechnology in their everyday lives.

LGBT Republic of Iran: An Online Reality?  

A Small Media report revealing how Iran’s LGBT communities use global communicationstechnology in their everyday lives.

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