I think it’s kinda funny how things have been in the last couple of years or so. When I moved back to Billings, I thought that I’d never be able to “come out” again. I know that’s usually a term reserved for the GLBT circles, but I think of it in a similar context for me. I don’t feel entirely male, yet I know that’s what I am biologically. I don’t like the typical male attire or aesthetics, so of course I shift over to what would traditionally be the “female” side of life. To me, there is no division one way or the other – that’s just the world/society view of life, which could do with some shaking up anyway.
I’ve slowly, over time, started experimenting with my fashion and appearance, and to satisfactorily positive results, which for where I am living now, is actually quite the revelation. I’ve had support from family, friends, and most surprising, my colleagues that I work around. It’s rather nice getting compliments from those you work around, nnd I think ir quite ironic that the women seem interested in seeing what I’m going to do next. Maybe it’s just a curiosity thing for them, or maybe they are interested. Maybe they see that someone is trying to live a different way, which in of itself, interests them.
Either way, it’s all good. I’ve not had any problems with it, which is again rather striking, considering where I am, but perhaps people in this area have finally realized that we no longer live in the stone age, and being a bit different can have it’s good side.
So yes….I am a fixture….one with just a few more embellishments than some.