Transgender resources in SF and the BA?
January 13, 2009 9:36 PM Subscribe
Transgender resources in San Francisco and the Bay Area?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've hit my wall and I can't take it any more. I need help. I don't have a fetish - well, except for the fact I love clothes like many women. I'm not closeted gay boy who simply wants to be flamboyant. Oh, I wish it were that easy.
I have severe gender dysphoria and it's slowly killing me and poisoning my relationships with just about anyone in my life. I'm envious and jealous of the women in my life and resentful of the men who expect me to meet their standards of emotional and physical masculinity.
Above all I'm tired of hurting. I'm tired of hiding. I'm tired of trying to live two lives and keeping the best parts of me a secret. I'm tired of lying to myself and the people I love. It's well past time to deal with this.
I'm looking for MTF transgender resources in SF and the Bay Area and I'm scared and feeling alone and a bit lost.
To begin with I need counseling, therapy and someone professional to talk to.
I also need any and all information about HRT and SRS that I can get.
Where do I start? Is The Center (on Market Street) a good place to talk to someone in person? Who do I talk to? What do I say?
What are my options?
First or second hand advice is very appreciated, particularly about how to deal with the pitfalls of Standards of Care and the malformed DSM-IV, how to deal with public intolerance, how to foster and nurture the courage to just be myself and be true to myself despite all of the ignorant bastards in this world.
Emotional and moral support is also appreciated.
Out of thread email replies may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org - but please, be brave. Post here if you can. You might help someone else if you post here.