As I wrote here a few days ago, we had a couple of transgender visitors to our booth at the ham radio convention on Friday.
"The second was a transwoman en femme. I assume she was post-op, but you never know. She gave no indication that she read my blog, so she didn’t know me from Adam (or Eve). She just happened by our booth and engaged me in a long discussion about what our group had to offer."
Of course, I made note of her name and call sign as displayed on the convention badge she was wearing. The badge had a female first name.
Curious, I later checked her out on the Internet. The FCC database had her license under a male first name. Most of the other references on the Internet referred to her using her male first name, while a few references used her female first name.
(Sounds like someone I know!)
If I had known that when I talked with her, I might have broached the subject of gender. Maybe I will encounter her at a future ham radio event and bring up the subject then especially if I am also en femme.
A contestant at a 2009 Relay for Life womanless beauty pageant.