You know what I enjoy? People who educate themselves.
I am not stealth, however, I also pretty much never tell people I’m trans. However, if they’re friends with me on facebook and they dig only slightly deep, they will see photos and notes and blog links and even my gender as listed: “transgender and ftm”.
Well, recently a new coworker and friend of mine mentioned that he didn’t know what ftm even was and when he saw it on my facebook he googled it and was enlightened. He said he’d never met a transgender person before. I told him it was possible he may have, but I thanked him for his tact and his self-education.
Perhaps he would never have said anything had he not been drunk, but I really do like people that don’t find it too terribly awkward to talk to me about it (given an appropriate time and place). I also like people that don’t make a big deal about it either positively or negatively. It was perhaps a five minute conversation and it didn’t change the way we interact.
There is hope for humanity.