LGBT Lives: Transgender Q&A with Emily Lucas

Q: First off are you or do you consider yourself to be Transgender?
A: yes I am transgender.

Q: So when did you know that you were transgender? And was is a gradual realisation or did you just always kinda know?
A: I don’t know exactly when I realised, I just know for as long as I can remember the thing I wanted more than anything else is to be a girl, I used to pray for it, I used to wish I was every single night I wished and prayed I would wake up a girl, I never knew what it was until a couple of years ago.

Q: How long did it take to come to terms with your gender identity?
A: It took me years to be honest, I kept trying to deny how I was feeling and what I wanted, I tried to be normal, if was only about 4 or 5 years ago I really came to terms with who I was.

Q: How did you decide on a new name?
A: I decided on my new name with help from my close friends and because of Emily from Pretty Little Liars who I love and can relate to in a lot of ways.

Q: Have you told people about your gender identity?
A: Yes I’ve told my friends and parents.

Q: Have people in your life been accepting?
A: All my friends have been really accepting, my parents not so much ๐Ÿ˜ž

Q: What is something about being transgender you wished everyone knew
A: It’s not fun and it’s not your fetish ๐Ÿ˜ž

Q: What is the most surprising thing about this process for you?
A: The most surprising thing is just how long it takes, I’m over a year into my transition and I’ve still not see any doctors.

Q: Have you looked into hormone treatments or surgery and do you think it’s right for you?
A: Yes I have, I want to get hormone treatment and surgery as soon as I can.

Q: What is your opinion on gender identity?
A: Everyone has the right to identify as whatever gender they went to.

Q: How do you feel about the LGBT community?
A: We’re all human just be nice to everyone and accept everyone.

Q: How do you feel about the stigma attached to bathroom use?
A: I don’t understand it, everyone has grown up using a multi gender bathroom.

Q: What is your opinion on crossdressing/drag?
A: I feel at times it can make trans people into a joke, and be a huge part of why people are transphobic.

Q: And if you don’t mind me asking did your sexual preference shift or change when you realised your sexual identity?
A: No once a lesbian, always a lesbian.

Q: What has been the biggest change since realised your sexual identity?
A: I’m happier.

 

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