I used to be pretty arrogant about the whole stealth vs. out thing. Today reading Dyssonance’s To Stealth Or Not To Stealth, I had to reflect on how my perspective has changed, and not. I’ve worked jobs where no one knew I was transgender/transsexual and I’ve worked at places where my entire story was posted on page one of the Indianapolis Star.
The bottom line for me is this: I am a woman, but I am not female (Gender=social construction, sex=biological function). Technically, I am no longer male either. I have sexual characteristics of both sexes. But most people that I interact with on a daily basis don’t need to know my genital history.
That being said, I don’t hide the fact that I’m trans, either. So I’m not stealth, but sometimes I wear camouflage. 😉