OK, most of my posts are either self-deprecating regarding my sissyhood, about my wife and her many, many lovers or about both. And for the most part, my posts are 99% the truth although I do, in some instances, change just enough to protect the identity of the guilty. However, this time I want to talk briefly about something quite serious.
Something I've never talked about is I am, or maybe I should say was at one time, very well known in the transgender community. When I say well known, I mean nationally and in some cases even internationally. That's why I wanted to say something about Caitlyn Jenner and her speech at the Espys. First, I think Caitlyn's coming out is going to be a huge boost for the TG community as a whole. But I hope she will continue working on what she brought up in her speech regarding the murder and suicide rate in our portion of society. This is something that, if my health were better, I would be trying to address myself. It's a horrible thing to get a phone call from someone who tells you a friend just gave up and took her own life. I know what that feels like. It's heartbreaking to watch a friend die due to an illness not diagnosed soon enough because doctors didn't want to "offend" other patients by having a transgender person in their waiting room. I know what that feelsl ike. Or to watch the six o'clock news, see a photo of a friends front yard and learn that someone had killed her. Believe me, I know what that feels like. You see, I've had one good friend and two acquaintances commit suicide. Not only that but a very dear friend was found face down in her front yard, shot twice in the back of the head. All evidence pointed to a hate crime but the local police wrote it off as a robbery gone bad and moved it to a cold case as fast as they could. So bless you Caitlyn Jenner for putting it out there and hitting the public square in the face with it. But please, please, please don't let it be a one time thing. Please use your celebrity status for good and keep pounding on this theme the way you pounded your way to Olympic gold in "another life."