What has falling in love with a Lesbian got to do with being Transgender
To me it has more to do with love.
Catherine, I can relate to this. I found myself infatuated with a lesbian. She loved me but wasn't the least bit interested in a physical relationship. It was very confusing for me. It wasn't long after that I finally accepted the fact I'm TS and I need to transition. I can't say my relationship with a lesbian triggered this but I can relate to being TS and finding lesbians attractive.
From what I read it seems the show is looking to portray us accurately. And the fact they chose the character to be a lesbian TS will hopefully teach the general public there is a difference between sexual orientation and gender identity.
I know peope fall in love but I do think that having the person decide that they are a TG because they have a rejection is stretching the realms a bit..
From what I read (and this is certainly the case with me) is that most of us know what we are from a young age, it just takes us a long time to get the courage up to face it properly.
For me it was at 12 when I read an article and saw a documentary about it in the early 70's that gave me the realization.
Anyway I guess its fiction and at least they are making the effort.