Every story being told about trans people has the burden of that lack of representation. It also has the burden of a history of representation which has set transgender people up as predators, deceptive, worthy of scorn, and worthy of pity. Which means that even if a writer or director or actor gets a tiny thing wrong that has massive, real world repercussions toward trans people.
My life is beautiful. I am thankful for my transgender history. I am thankful for this life that I am currently living.
The story of how I became the first transgender man ordained to the Old Catholic priesthood is a complicated one. I was female and my church didn’t ordain women. This is before I had a sense of my own sexuality, before I had any language for my gender identity.