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I am hearing some buzz in other forums, however, that some believe that this is a group for non-transitioners only. That is clearly not the case, but I can understand why they think so. We have no dedicated space for discussions about transitioning. As far as I can see this is the case even in some forums dedicated to crossdressers or erotic "TG fiction" for that matter. I know that some of you have argued eloquently and convincingly that this is a sensible choice but I will nevertheless take the liberty of revisiting the topic one more time.
There are three reasons for putting up such a subforum, as I see it:
1. To give those that have transitioned a place to discuss this part of their lives.
2. To give those that have not transitioned a place to debate the pros and cons of transitioning (and ask questions)
3. To give a dedicated space to the current debate on to what extent hormones and surgery is needed in order to transition socially and legally.
Personally I find the last item on the list especially interesting. This year my country removed the power to decide who can transiton legally away from the medical gate-keepers, which also means that "bottom surgery" is no longer required to be accepted as your true gender.
Suddenly there are new alternatives available, in additon to the traditional hormones + SRS options, and we do not have a dedicated place to dicuss this.
This may also mean that a dedicated forum for transitioning will no longer scare away those that fear that this will become yet another forum for "true transsexuals" only.
This is why I suggest that we put up a new subformun called "The Pros and Cons of Transitioning".