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Am I a Mansplainer?

Unexpected social interactions as a transgender man

Photo by Jonas Kakaroto on Unsplash

After I started passing as male, both online and off, I was forced to change how I interacted with others. Keep in mind, I’ve always been an opinionated person, which should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with my writing. I am also well-educated and hold two degrees, am well read, and am open-minded.

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G. L. Balend

G. L. Balend

An autistic, gay, transgender man writing about LGBTQ issues, focused on the transgender community. (He/Him) https://glbalend.medium.com/membership

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