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Offline BlueJaye

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Re: Dealing with conservative Evangelicals
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2019, 08:00:58 pm »
Thanks.

Until I came to a self realization in 2015, that very well could have been me making those transphobic comments. I suspect he might have had a change of heart if the subject affected him personally.

Lisa

I’m sure he would have, and up until I finally admitted the truth to myself it was also how I was. I was very transphobic outwardly, while on the inside I felt ashamed because I knew I was just lying. I felt so much pressure to conform to what I had been taught was the godly ideal. Christians can’t suffer from gender dysphoria, Christians can’t be transgender, etc. Alas, I finally had to confess that gender dysphoria doesn’t play favorites. It doesn’t care what you believe.


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Re: Dealing with conservative Evangelicals
« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2019, 03:20:08 pm »
Amen.

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Re: Dealing with conservative Evangelicals
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2019, 03:52:57 pm »
I’m sure he would have, and up until I finally admitted the truth to myself it was also how I was. I was very transphobic outwardly, while on the inside I felt ashamed because I knew I was just lying. I felt so much pressure to conform to what I had been taught was the godly ideal. Christians can’t suffer from gender dysphoria, Christians can’t be transgender, etc. Alas, I finally had to confess that gender dysphoria doesn’t play favorites. It doesn’t care what you believe.


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We all have our dark spots, and as long as we see them, and work to eliminate them, we are progressing. 
For a very long time of my "male" life, I was very homophobic.  This homophobia was directed against gay men only.  I don't know whether my brain knew already that I was a lesbian???? I don't think so, but???  Anyway, later in my life I met the gay brother and his companion, of a very good friend  I found what extremely nice people they were.  I was mad about myself that I even could think negatively about them.  After this time I really worked hard on myself to overcome this negative thinking. 
I mentioned here at Susan's that I was afraid that my dislike for men could have been caused by some kind of internalized homophobia!  I am still not happy that I am a lesbian, but I am very glad that I am not homophobic!

Now that the homophobia is gone for certain, I have to work on the acceptance being a lesbian.  I came out to my ex already, all my friends know, and I think my son knows, too!


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