Stalking The Elusive Apartment
March 4, 2012 5:54 PM Subscribe
So, I came out as transgendered about a year ago
, and I'm finally financially secure enough to move out of my urban rednecky neighborhood. This, of course, leaves me with a few questions.
posted by Toby Dammit X to human relations (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
1: Does anybody know of any trans-friendly living spaces in Philly, or resources where I could find one? I'm thinking something along the lines of a co-op, but either my Google-fu is exceptionally weak or they are really hard to find. Any help there would be very appreciated.
2: I can't afford to live by myself, so a roommate is going to be necessary; and since I don't want my life to resemble a bad 80's sitcom, with me hiding my transness from the people I'm living with, I'm going to have to be pretty open about things from the gate. So, how should I go about this?
Currently, I'm just scanning craigslist and sending out introductory emails under my old, fairly gender-neutral name (which is what my email account has me listed as), then explaining the situation and giving them my new name at the first possible opportunity. I can see how this might be off-putting for some people, though. Does anybody have any better ideas?