I would actually like to request your permission in translating this short story to portuguese to port on my blog. Given how many brazilians do not speak english, I write in the native language to inform other trans in here about transition and life thereafter. Obviously, the post will have the correct credits and references to your page here.
This subject not only resonates with us, it is one of the two main issues we (non-op trans) face for the rest of our lives. The other being finding a job. In the romantic scene, our problem is twofold: we offer a different sexual experience, and we carry a high social stigma for our partners. This second problem has two causes: we're usually seen as men, due to our genitalia, or prostitutes, due to social (un)awareness. So a male partner is usually seen as gay and a client. The result is, 99% of the time a man shows interest in us, it is exclusively sexual, and very stealthly.
Anyway. I think most of my readers will relate to the story