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LGBT-Friendly Senior Living Communities

Finding LGBT-Friendly Senior Living Communities For Your Senior Loved Ones

Every year, countless families find themselves searching for senior living communities for their elderly loved ones. The right community is paramount for any senior looking to enjoy this new chapter in their life and for many LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered) seniors, finding the right fit can seem like a challenge.

LGBT-Friendly Senior Living Communities

There is generally less acceptance of the LGBT community among older generations, which can make it very difficult to find supportive resources within the senior demographic. It is estimated that “48 percent of LGBT older couples face discrimination” according to a 2014 investigation by the nonprofit Equal Rights Center.** The good news is, now more than ever, there are countless senior housing communities welcoming older LGBT seniors into their facilities, and many communities that are designed specifically for LGBT adults.

These communities are becoming increasingly more important as the number of openly gay, bisexual and transgendered seniors continues to grow. According to the American Psychological Association, of the more than 39 million people in the U.S. that are 65 years or older, there are around 2.4 million who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered, and it’s estimated that this population will continue to increase rapidly. Since there is a growing demand for LGBT-friendly senior housing, more and more new facilities are opening all over the country.

In order to facilitate the search for LGBT-friendly senior housing, SeniorAdvice.com, one of the nation’s top senior housing referral services, released an article on the best fifteen thriving senior living communities for LGBT seniors.
To compile the list, SeniorAdvice.com interviewed community representatives and also considered online consumer reviews. The facilities were also chosen by using the SeniorAdvice.com SeniorScore tool, which examines over 100 different variables to evaluate locales for factors such as access to health care and social and recreational opportunities.

The locations of the highlighted senior communities range from coast to coast and vary in offered amenities. Three of the most luxurious communities are located in beautiful California. One of these facilities is Stonewall Gardens, which is located in Palm Springs. It offers full-time personal care as needed, along with daily activities, wellness and gourmet meals.

Not surprisingly, Florida is another state where several of the listed communities reside. The Palms of Manasota in Palmetto, Florida, is one of the most popular and well-known communities of its kind in the country, partly because they were the first retirement community in America to openly welcome LGBT seniors.

The list also includes Carefree Cove in Boone, North Carolina, where gay and lesbian residents enjoy a community in a mountain setting, outdoor activities and scenic beauty all year round. As well as LGBT-friendly affordable housing developments such as the John C. Anderson Apartments in Philadelphia.

There is truly a senior living community for everyone, and these friendly, welcoming destinations can be found all over the country, no matter where seniors want to start their next chapter. To view the full list in detail, see The Top LGBT-Friendly Senior Communities in the US.

Sources – https://sageusa.org/files/lgbtSeniorHousingreportFINAL.pdf

LGBT-Friendly Senior Living Communities

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The Private Practice of Michael Shayne by Brett Halliday “One of the best of the tough sleuths”…

The Private Practice of Michael Shayne by Brett Halliday

“One of the best of the tough sleuths” tangles with blackmail and murder in Miami Beach in this hardboiled detective tale by one of the all-time greats (The New York Times).

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The day he met Phyllis Brighton, Mike Shayne saved her from jumping out a window—and he has been rescuing her ever since. First he helped her beat a murder rap; now he’s trying to pry her away from the sleaziest lawyer in Dade County: Harry Grange. A mouthpiece for every crook in Miami, Grange is running a blackmail racket when Shayne sees him with Phyllis on his arm at a local gambling hall. Shayne warns his friend to ditch her crooked beau, but she is too proud to take his advice. Unfortunately for her, the relationship will end with murder.
Shayne gets the call just after he gets back to his office. Harry Grange has been found dead on the sands of Miami Beach. Even worse, Shayne’s gun is missing and his friend Larry Kincaid may have used it to gun down the blackmailing lawyer. To save his friends, Mike Shayne will have to outsmart the cleverest killer in town.

Adapted into the film Michael Shayne, Private Detective, this classic PI novel is part of the long-running mystery series that also inspired a 1940s radio show and translations around the world.

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The Private Practice of Michael Shayne by Brett Halliday—only $1.99 · http://amzn.to/2jVBsrZThe Private Practice of Michael Shayne by Brett Halliday “One of the best of the tough sleuths” tangles with blackmail and murder in Miami Beach in this hardboiled detective tale by one of the all-time greats (The New York Times).

International LGBTQ Leaders Conference

International LGBT Leaders – LGBT Leaders will bring together hundreds of openly LGBT leaders in government, politics, advocacy, business and community organizations. The Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute is the national voice on issues pertaining to openly LGBT leadership, including elected and appointed officials.  Senior members of the Victory team are available for on-the-record comment about LGBT leadership and related LGBT news, trends, and developments. We’ll gather for three days of networking, skills-building, and workshops designed to help LGBT advocates make changes across America and around the world.Washington, DC; Dec 6-9, 2017

International LGBTQ Leaders Conference

The 2017 International LGBTQ Leaders Conference is hosting LGBTQ and allied speakers from across the world — with more being announced each week!

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • U.S. Senator Cory Booker
  • Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Additional speakers include:

  • California State Senator Ricardo Lara
  • Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia
  • Former Houston Mayor Annise Parker
  • Guatamalen Congressmember Sandra Moran
  • Peruvian Congressmember Alberto de Belaunde
  • LGBTQ advocate Sarah McBride
  • Air Force veteran Gina Ortiz-Jones

International LGBTQ Leaders Conference

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Gay Bears Groups and Organizations

Like your men on the beefy, furry side? We got you covered. Check here for local bear clubs and see what upcoming events they are hosting.  It’s a great way to meet your fellow bears.

Bear Clubs A-E | Bear Clubs F-Z

Seasons of Pride provides the bear and leather communities this calendar of leather/BDSM and bear events for your twisted travels.  Join us at Haus of BDSM for all your twisted needs…

Gay Bears Groups and Organizations
Viking Bears of Stockholm, Sweden

Jan–Mar | Apr-Jun | Jul–Sept | Oct-Dec

Bear Resources | Calendar | Gay Leather Fetish History | Haus of BDSM Kink Friendly Professionals  

Leather Associations | Titleholders

Bear Clubs and Organization

Forest City Bears

Front Range Bears

Gator Bears, Gainesville, FL

Golden State Bears of Fresno, Fresno, CA

Gøteborg Bears – We are a social bear association for gay and bisexual men who welcome powerful, hairy or bearded men and their admirers. Our perception of what defines a bear is that the inner qualities are at least as important as the outer ones. The association, therefore, leaves to the individual member to define himself. Gothenburg, Sweden

Great Lakes Bears, Chicago

Gulf Coast Bears, Mobile, AL

Harbour City Bears

Heart of Texas Bears, Austin, TX

Hirsute Pursuit, Wichita, KS

Inland Empire Bears Group – Welcome my fellow bears, cubs, and admirers. This group is dedicated to all of you who want to have a place to meet new people, advertise your events, post your charity events and maybe rekindle some old friendships. This group is an attitude free group and will be welcoming for all. Sub bear groups also welcome, for example; pups, leather, chubby, sisters, drag etc. San Bernardino, California

Jax Bears, Jacksonville, FL

Junction City Teddy Bears, Kansas

Last Frontier Men’s Club, Alaska

Liberty Bears

Lone Star Bears

LOOKOUT BEARS

MAGNUM CLUB ITALIA

Mass Bay Bears, Provincetown, MA

Metro Bears, NYC, NY

Midwest Bearpack Indianapolis, IN

Moscow Bears – the initiator of the following bearish events in Moscow: Bear Wednesdays in the VODA SPA sauna (weekly every Wednesday) and The Moscow Bath Medecessor in the VODA SPA sauna is a great event every last Saturday of the month. Moscow, Russia – www.facebook.com/moscowbears

Motor City Bears, Detroit, MI

Mountain State Bears, West Virginia

NetherBears

NEW ORLEANS BEARS

Nordic Bears – Norway Bears (Den Norske Bamseklubben) seeks to provide a setting in which gay men of all ages can meet, establish social networks, enjoy each other’s company, and have fun together. Oslo, Norway.

North Country Bears, Minneapolis, MN

Northeast Ursamen

Northwest Bears Seattle, WA

OREGON BEARS

Palm Springs Bears, Palm Springs, Ca

Provincetown Bears, P-Town, MA

Renegade Bears of San Antonio – Renegade Bears of San Antonio is a non -profit, social organization. We are interested in friendship and communication. The goal is to create a light-hearted social atmosphere based on friendship, loyalty, and mutual respect. We want to create a circle of friends interested in movies, dinner, social events near and far, and giving back to our diverse community. Fundraising and mutual cooperation with all of the various clubs in the area is also something we are very much looking forward to. San Antonio, TX

River Bears, Cincinnati, OH

Rocket City Bears, Alabama

Sacramento Valley Bears

Sandia Bears

Show Me Bears

South Bay Bears

Southern Bears, Atlanta, GA

Spreebären Berlin

Tampa Bay Bears

Utah Bears

WICHITA BEARS

Viking Bears – We are an association for powerful, slender, trained, hairy, smooth, bearded and crazy guys and men of all ages seeking equality. Our goal is to warmly welcome you. Stockholm, Sweden

Virginia Mountain Bears, Virginia

Gay Bears Groups and Organizations

Bear Clubs A-E | Bear Clubs F-Z

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Gay Bears Groups and Organizations

Like your men on the beefy, furry side? We got you covered. Check here for local bear clubs and see what upcoming events they are hosting.  It’s a great way to meet your fellow bears.

Bear Clubs A-E | Bear Clubs F-Z

Seasons of Pride provides the bear and leather communities this calendar of leather/BDSM and bear events for your twisted travels.  Join us at Haus of BDSM for all your twisted needs…

Gay Bears Groups and Organizations
Viking Bears of Stockholm, Sweden

Jan–Mar | Apr-Jun | Jul–Sept | Oct-Dec

Bear Resources | Calendar | Gay Leather Fetish History | Haus of BDSM Kink Friendly Professionals  

Leather Associations | Titleholders

Bear Clubs and Organization

Forest City Bears

Front Range Bears

Gator Bears, Gainesville, FL

Golden State Bears of Fresno, Fresno, CA

Gøteborg Bears – We are a social bear association for gay and bisexual men who welcome powerful, hairy or bearded men and their admirers. Our perception of what defines a bear is that the inner qualities are at least as important as the outer ones. The association, therefore, leaves to the individual member to define himself. Gothenburg, Sweden

Great Lakes Bears, Chicago

Gulf Coast Bears, Mobile, AL

Harbour City Bears

Heart of Texas Bears, Austin, TX

Hirsute Pursuit, Wichita, KS

Inland Empire Bears Group – Welcome my fellow bears, cubs, and admirers. This group is dedicated to all of you who want to have a place to meet new people, advertise your events, post your charity events and maybe rekindle some old friendships. This group is an attitude free group and will be welcoming for all. Sub bear groups also welcome, for example; pups, leather, chubby, sisters, drag etc. San Bernardino, California

Jax Bears, Jacksonville, FL

Junction City Teddy Bears, Kansas

Last Frontier Men’s Club, Alaska

Liberty Bears

Lone Star Bears

LOOKOUT BEARS

MAGNUM CLUB ITALIA

Mass Bay Bears, Provincetown, MA

Metro Bears, NYC, NY

Midwest Bearpack Indianapolis, IN

Moscow Bears – the initiator of the following bearish events in Moscow: Bear Wednesdays in the VODA SPA sauna (weekly every Wednesday) and The Moscow Bath Medecessor in the VODA SPA sauna is a great event every last Saturday of the month. Moscow, Russia – www.facebook.com/moscowbears

Motor City Bears, Detroit, MI

Mountain State Bears, West Virginia

NetherBears

NEW ORLEANS BEARS

Nordic Bears – Norway Bears (Den Norske Bamseklubben) seeks to provide a setting in which gay men of all ages can meet, establish social networks, enjoy each other’s company, and have fun together. Oslo, Norway.

North Country Bears, Minneapolis, MN

Northeast Ursamen

Northwest Bears Seattle, WA

OREGON BEARS

Palm Springs Bears, Palm Springs, Ca

Provincetown Bears, P-Town, MA

Renegade Bears of San Antonio – Renegade Bears of San Antonio is a non -profit, social organization. We are interested in friendship and communication. The goal is to create a light-hearted social atmosphere based on friendship, loyalty, and mutual respect. We want to create a circle of friends interested in movies, dinner, social events near and far, and giving back to our diverse community. Fundraising and mutual cooperation with all of the various clubs in the area is also something we are very much looking forward to. San Antonio, TX

River Bears, Cincinnati, OH

Rocket City Bears, Alabama

Sacramento Valley Bears

Sandia Bears

Show Me Bears

South Bay Bears

Southern Bears, Atlanta, GA

Spreebären Berlin

Tampa Bay Bears

Utah Bears

WICHITA BEARS

Viking Bears – We are an association for powerful, slender, trained, hairy, smooth, bearded and crazy guys and men of all ages seeking equality. Our goal is to warmly welcome you. Stockholm, Sweden

Virginia Mountain Bears, Virginia

Gay Bears Groups and Organizations

Bear Clubs A-E | Bear Clubs F-Z

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Same-Sex Marriage Around the World

We’re all aware of the wonderful news that came out of Australia just recently in relation to the “yes” result in their postal vote for same-sex marriage. The hope is that the Australian politicians will now enact the will of the people into legislation and the talk is that it might even happen before Christmas. What a fantastic Christmas gift for the people of all orientations in Australia!

Achieving the same marriage rights as straight couples is a journey that has been hard fought and not without its conflicts for many countries all over the world. People have gone out and canvassed, marched, protested in their droves in order for this issue to even be brought to the polls in many countries around the globe. Being legally allowed to marry in a country gives couples of the same sex equality in relation to many important issues like inheritance, tax and lots more and it’s just more of a point of principle too of course.

The people at Carvaka have put together this extensive video which details the timeline of these same-sex marriage votes around the globe. Watch the video and marvel at the joy and the struggle that it has taken to achieve this result in all of those countries.

Same-Sex Marriage Around the World

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Bear Clubs and Organizations

Before visiting another city, check here for a club and see what upcoming events they are hosting.  It’s a great way to meet your fellow bears.

Seasons of Pride provides the bear and leather communities this calendar of leather/BDSM and bear events for your twisted travels.  Join us at Haus of BDSM for all your twisted needs…

Jan–Mar | Apr-Jun | Jul–Sept | Oct-Dec

Bear Resources | Calendar | Gay Leather Fetish History | Haus of BDSM Kink Friendly Professionals  

Leather Associations | Titleholders

Bear Clubs and Organizations

Bear Clubs and Organizations

 

Aloha Bears – Our organization is based in Honolulu — established in June 1999. What defines us as a group is our welcoming spirit and a genuine sense of Aloha – the kind one finds in a gentle bear hug. We have a strong bond with our community, our land, and our sea. We believe we are all equal and pledge to fight for equal rights for all. Our “ohana” (family) is open to everyone and we look forward to introducing you to our organization and beautiful state.  Our annual LeiBear Day event is Hawaii’s premier bear festival attracting visitors to Honolulu from the mainland and overseas to celebrate Bear culture.

BACKWOODS BEARS – The Backwoods Bears is a non-profit organization with charitable intent. The BBC provides social and other events to raise funds for charity.  These events are directed especially at bears, bear friends, and bear admirers. Our members come from all around the state and the world. The home of the BBC is the famous Sawmill Camping Resort in Dade City, Florida.

BEAR ALBANY – Bear Albany is dedicated to giving back to our community through charity events and great parties! While our focus remains on the Bear Community, our goal is to help unify all areas of the gay community in the Albany’s Capital District and beyond. Albany, NY

BEARCELONA  BEARcelona is the biggest event for the Bear community in Barcelona. Don’t miss out on all those Catalan, Spanish and international bears who belong to Barcelona, they’re FURRLICIOUS. The site hasn’t been updated since Feb 2017.

Bear Club of Japan – Site hasn’t been updated since Nov 2016.

Bear Naked – BNC is a social, sexual, nudist group for hairy men and their admirers. That means bears (big hairy men), otters (thinner hairy men) and the men who love bears and otters get together to get naked, to socialize, and yes, sex happens! Chicago, IL

Bears LA – We are Bears LA serving the Los Angeles Bear community and the greater community for more than 20 years. Los Angeles, CA

Bears of San Diego – Frisky, Friendly and Attitude Free! Bears San Diego is a club for bears and bear fanciers. We are based in San Diego, California but we have members throughout the United States and even a few from overseas. Bears San Diego was established in San Diego in October 1994 when a need was recognized for a group who did not fit in with the mainstream gays, Within the first year, the club grew to 100 members. In 2003 Bears San Diego took the next step and began our journey to become a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We finalized the process in the summer of 2006 when Bears San Diego got its final approval from the Internal Revenue Service to do business as a Non-Profit Organization. Bears San Diego is bound by a strict set of Bylaws and operates under Roberts Rules of Order. Bears San Diego is both a fundraising organization AND a social club, balancing the needs of the community and the needs of the membership. Club members consist of all types– bears, cubs, and otters and those who have little or no body hair but enjoy the company of hirsute men. We do not discriminate–we have non-gay people and women in our club as well! Bears San Diego’s purpose is to bring together men of like minds on a social basis, providing events at a local bar, den night at members homes, outings to movies, restaurants, the zoo and parties with other Bear Clubs. These gatherings give participants the opportunity to actually meet other bears and admirers to create new friendships.

BEARS OF SAN FRANCISCO – The Bears of San Francisco is an all-inclusive community-based association that benefits the greater Bay Area through fundraising, service, and socializing. San Francisco, CA

Bears of South Florida – The mission of The Bears of South Florida is to generate funds for IRS 501(c)(3) charities while offering opportunities for social and fraternal interaction between its members. The club will strive for diversity and acceptance of any person who wishes to join. Membership within the club will consist of bears, cubs and those who wish to socialize with such persons. There is no political agenda for the group. Equal acceptance within the group regardless of any physical characteristic will be the goal. The club will strive to encourage friendship, a positive attitude, and camaraderie both within the group and in the community as a whole. Miami, FL

Bears of the Old Pueblo – BOTOP is a social organization in Tucson for bearish, gay and bi men, and admirers. Tucson, AZ

Bears of the West  Bears of the West is a community based, a non-profit organization, that is committed to benevolent and charitable services, fundraisers and support for other non-profit organizations in the Greater Phoenix Area. As a membership organization, we strengthen our bond and resources by promoting social activities for our members. Our social activities are open to all men that share in our common goal of serving our community, having fun, and participating in nurturing and lasting friendships. Pheonix, AZ

Bears Perth – Bears Perth aims to provide a comfortable environment for socializing and meeting new men and making friends.  You don’t have to be big, hairy or bearded to be welcome!  We are not a sex club like Bath houses/Saunas etc. We meet for Den Nights on the 2nd Saturday and the 4th Friday of the month at Loton Park Tennis Club, corner of Bulwer and Lord St,  Highgate but, check website for details. As well as events on a 2nd  Sunday of month  arvo (see events). Perth, Australia

  • Bearserk – BEARSERK IS A ORGANIZATION FOR THE BEAR COMMUNITY. Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Bear With Us – Bear with Us is a group of adult gay men living in Finland. We will celebrate our existence during the Helsinki Pride week on the last week of June. Bear with Us means exactly what it means. Some of us are bears, some not, some young, some old, some hairy, some not, some tall, some small, some big, some not, some muscular, some lean, some fat, some stocky, some normal, some just what they are. Some like fetishes, some don’t, some like dancing, some not. Some like sweaty parties, some like talking. Most of us like our drinks. We don’t judge, we want to have a good time. So do not judge yourself either, just join the party! Helsinki, Finland

Buffalo Bears – The Buffalo Bears Club, a non-profit organization, was founded in the summer of 1999. We are a social club for self-described bears and their admirers. We meet together every second Saturday in Buffalo at 10 pm at Preservation Pub, located at 948 Main St. With monitored Parking conveniently located across from the bar. Guests are more than welcomed to attend our meetings and immediately following, we host our monthly Bear Bar Night. Buffalo, NY

Burgh Bears

Carolina Bears

Capital City Bears, Harrisburg, PA

Clearwater Bears, Clearwater, FL

Cleveland Bears, Cleveland OH

Columbus Bears

Comstockgrizzlies, Reno NV

DALLAS BEARS

Diamond State Bears, Little Rock, AR

District of Columbia Bears

Empire Bears, Rochester, NY

Forest City Bears

Front Range Bears

Gator Bears, Gainesville, FL

Golden State Bears of Fresno, Fresno, CA

  • Gøteborg Bears – We are a social bear association for gay and bisexual men who welcome powerful, hairy or bearded men and their admirers. Our perception of what defines a bear is that the inner qualities are at least as important as the outer ones. The association, therefore, leaves to the individual member to define himself. Gothenburg, Sweden

Great Lakes Bears, Chicago

Gulf Coast Bears, Mobile, AL

Harbour City Bears

Heart of Texas Bears, Austin, TX

Hirsute Pursuit, Wichita, KS

Jax Bears, Jacksonville, FL

Junction City Teddy Bears, Kansas

Last Frontier Men’s Club, Alaska

Liberty Bears

Lone Star Bears

LOOKOUT BEARS

MAGNUM CLUB ITALIA

Mass Bay Bears, Provincetown, MA

Metro Bears, NYC, NY

Midwest Bearpack Indianapolis, IN

  • Moscow Bears – the initiator of the following bearish events in Moscow: Bear Wednesdays in the VODA SPA sauna (weekly every Wednesday) and The Moscow Bath Medecessor in the VODA SPA sauna is a great event every last Saturday of the month. Moscow, Russia – www.facebook.com/moscowbears

Motor City Bears, Detroit, MI

Mountain State Bears, West Virginia

NetherBears

NEW ORLEANS BEARS

Nordic Bears – Norway Bears (Den Norske Bamseklubben) seeks to provide a setting in which gay men of all ages can meet, establish social networks, enjoy each other’s company, and have fun together. Oslo, Norway.

North Country Bears, Minneapolis, MN

Northeast Ursamen

Northwest Bears Seattle, WA

OREGON BEARS

Palm Springs Bears, Palm Springs, Ca

Provincetown Bears, P-Town, MA

Renegade Bears of San Antonio – Renegade Bears of San Antonio is a non -profit, social organization. We are interested in friendship and communication. The goal is to create a light-hearted social atmosphere based on friendship, loyalty,and mutual respect. We want to create a circle of friends interested in movies, dinner, social events near and far, and giving back to our diverse community . Fundraising, and mutual cooperation with all of the various clubs in the area is also something we are very much looking forward to. San Antonio, TX

River Bears, Cincinnati, OH

Rocket City Bears, Alabama

Sacramento Valley Bears

Sandia Bears

Show Me Bears

South Bay Bears

Southern Bears, Atlanta, GA

Spreebären Berlin

Tampa Bay Bears

Utah Bears

WICHITA BEARS

  • Viking Bears – We are an association for powerful, slender, trained, hairy, smooth, bearded and crazy guys and men of all ages seeking equality. Do you feel fit here, so are you warmly welcome. Stockholm, Sweden

Virginia Mountain Bears, Virginia

 

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5 Things To Know Before Getting Serious With A Trans Guy

According to the survey, conducted by the Williams Institute in 2016, 0.6% of U.S. adults identify themselves as transgender. Transgender persons are the part of the LGBT community and in their life, they overcome numerous obstacles.

Dating a trans guy is both a challenging and exhilarating experience. It is full of new discoveries, happy moments, and tough struggles.

So, before starting the transgender relationship, you should know some myths about it and there are some things you should be prepared for.

Myths About The Transgender Relationship

Trans relationships are mysterious and enigmatic. They are special as you share them with the special person.

Despite the variety of prejudices about the trans relationships, in most cases, they are filled with love, mutual respect, and understanding. If you start dating a trans guy, be aware of the myths about this relationship.

  • Transgender women are attracted only to women and trans guys are attracted only to guys. This is the myth because transgender persons have different sexualities: straight, gay, bi, pan.
  • If you date a transgender person, it makes you a gay or lesbian. This is a misconception as if you are attracted to the trans guy, it is because he is a guy and your orientation is straight. The same concerns trans women.
  • Not all relationships survive the transition. This period puts a huge stress on the individuals separately and on your relationship in general. Unfortunately, even a rock-solid relationship cannot survive the transition.
  • All trans people are sexual. It is a myth as sometimes they may be asexual.
  • The statement that all trans people are bottoms is untrue. Some of them are tops or versatile.
  • Some people think that trans people are all gay. It is untrue as the orientation depends on the person.
  • Not all trans guys like masculine activities (including penetration) in sex.

5 Things To Know Before Getting Serious With A Trans Guy5 Things To Know Before Getting Serious With A Trans Guy

All men are different and like all men, trans men are also individual as they have a various social background. And they have different emotional, spiritual, romantic and sexual needs. So, before getting serious with a trans guy, you should know the following things.

 

  • People Can Be Intolerant

 

People perceive you and your relationship differently. They may have prejudices about your relationship and you must be prepared for it. They can make assumptions as to your identity and sexual orientation taking into account the partner’s identity. Thus, they may think that you are either a gay or straight and it affects your relationship.

Transgender people may experience problems and go under stress because many of them can’t understand how to disclose the transgender status to their relatives, friends, and other people. Coming out may be health-hazardous as in today’s world, there is the prevalence of discrimination and violence as transgender people are 28% more likely to be victims of violence.

But many people don’t know the difference between gender and sexuality. They may invade the partner’s privacy by asking intrusive questions. They may think that the partner knows everything about the trans things. Besides, they may be too curious and ask tactless questions, e.g. about the surgery or the sex life. It can let your partner down as not every transgender has surgery done, not everyone uses the hormones and nobody will expose information about the sex life to others.

So, you should be ready for the judgment from the side of your friends, mates, and relatives and perceive all things soberly.

Tip:

Be supportive when the trans guy faces the struggles related to rejection and discrimination. Also, build trust with the partner and understand all challenges and needs he has.

 

  • Transition Is Difficult

 

When you date a transgender, the coming out may be really difficult because the man may lose contact with the family and friends. The trans man was assigned a woman at birth and that is why the emotional aspect of the transition is extremely important. The woman becomes a part of the same society in the male body and this is a challenge, so being supportive and understanding is the key there. Besides, the issue of the medical correction of sex becomes relevant and you should be supportive, compassionate, sympathetic, and encouraging. Your man needs it most of all during the transition. It’s vital as transition causes stress, which affects people in different ways, but the recent study found that 46% of transgender men attempt suicide.

Tip:

Aside from being supportive and understanding, create commitment, so that your partner can achieve all goals and overcome all troubles, connected with this tough period.

 

  • Self-confidence Is Important

 

During the transition, there is the shift in his identity and he needs the identity acceptance and validation from you and the society. Show him that you accept his new representation of himself, express it through endearment. Besides, you may use not only the body language but words as well. Be supportive, encouraging and be ready for being expressive, but restrained at the same time.

Tip:

The body language is crucial in building self-confidence. Show through gestures and caresses how much you like him and that you accept him the way he is.

 

  • Pronouns And Names Mean A Lot

 

Becoming a transgender is a conscious choice and your loved one needs support. The use of right pronouns is a symbol of your acceptance and support. It may seem that this small detail is irrelevant when it comes to a sex change, but in fact, a person is experiencing a colossal stress, and expressing your support by using the right pronouns will help your beloved person to believe in himself and feel better.

On top of that, using the appropriate name is also important. Even if you tell the story, which has happened in the past (before coming out), you should use the real name. The thing is that the trans man may feel confused and upset if you call him by the name, given at birth.

Tip:

Respect the partner and show your respect by using the correct pronouns and names.

 

  • Sex Life Is Important

 

When your partner becomes a transgender and when it comes to sex, you should be honest and understand that all people are different and of course, you should be patient. When you prepare for the sex with a trans man, keep in mind several things:

  • Understand what the notion sexuality implies to your man. Talk with him and find out what turns him on, his erogenous zones, things, which he finds inappropriate in sex. Communication is important as it helps you to make things clear before you go to the next stage in your intimate relationship.
  • Outline the sexual comfort zone. Some trans guys don’t like to be touched in their “female” areas, whereas others may enjoy sensual caresses. This parameter is individual, so you should talk about it.
  • Ask the partner about the words you should use or shouldn’t use during the intercourse.
  • Be prepared for super-sensitivity. If your partner goes under hormonal therapy, then there may be some peculiarities. The body part, known as the clitoris, becomes larger and super sensitive, so you should take it into account.
  • Accommodate his body issues. If your partner has the pre-surgery in the breast or genital area, take it into account as your partner may prefer wearing the T-shirt during sex or he doesn’t want special attention to his genitalia.
  • The body changes during the transition phase and your partner’s libido may increase significantly. So, be ready for it and talk before you get to it.

On top of that, be prepared for the fact that things may change daily as the person is only searching himself, so be patient.

Tip:

Always be open, talk honestly and discuss all preferences and desires, it will help you to build intimacy you need.

Conclusion

Thus, dating a trans guy may be challenging as the person is discovering new aspects of the gender identity. So, be supportive and respect each other’s bodies and minds and then you’ll have a committed and flourishing relationship.


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Out in the Past LGBT History Month

Out in the Past – The introduction and promotion of LGBT History Month (UK) by Schools OUT UK in 2005 has significantly enhanced and further validated awareness of and interest in LGBT and Human Rights Campaigns of the second half of the 20th century. The associated and growing interest in ‘LGBT History’ has created a growing public demand for readings of that past, that has, in turn, encouraged popular and academic research into that past. However, despite the increasing popular demand for such history, it still an area of study that in the UK is very much in its infancy compared to the remarkable advances made elsewhere. Feb 3 – Various, UK; Mar 18, 2018

Out in the Past LGBT History Month


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