Monday, June 6, 2011

A New World

On October 1, a new law in Connecticut will ban discrimination on the basis of gender identity in housing, employment and most public accommodations.

That's four months away, but I feel like I am living in a new world already. (It is not a big world, only 5,544 square miles, but it is where I live most of my life.)

I go out and about en femme with a carefree attitude. I try not to worry about the consequences of being out en femme, but in the back of my mind, there was always some concern.

Will the woman who eyed me in the ladies' room complain to management and raise a ruckus?

Will the restaurant refuse to serve me (and embarrass me)?

None of these things have ever happened to me, but they still weighed on my mind whenever I was out en femme in the past.

Those concerns are fading away. And in four months, they will be gone; I will have the law on my side and I will be completely carefree at last.


  1. Dreams come true, yes?

    Some happy day perhaps I will enjoy the protection of law to be carefree in a little red dress in my big red state.

    Mazel Tov!

  2. I like the quote from Martin Luther King Jr...

    Morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated. Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless.

  3. AnonymousJune 06, 2011

    I don't trust any company now days because I have seen them use any thing so they can fire you if your TG,TS, I've seen it in my own company.
    I'm sorry to say this but if a boss in Connecticut company has a problem or just don't like you he or she will find some thing to use to get the TG,TS out of the office, just one screw up and your gone, their must be more protection to guard against this.

  4. AnonymousJune 07, 2011

    But..... I want to see the finald etails of the law, as they are enacted. As for crossdressers only: "gender expression" is the term that will help us. As we express our femme selves, this legal term will be applied to us in our situations.

  5. AnonymousJune 16, 2011

    Wow, congratulations! Nice to hear that from US... here, where I live (Spain) there is no concerns about being TV or TS and everyone is happy. Some men tried to approach me (thinking that I'm a girl) but there was no issue when I replied them "well, I appreciate it, but I'm not a girl, see, I don't have breasts".