Post No. 14
They come in all shapes and sizes from 6-foot 2 inches, or taller, to maybe 5-foot 4 inches. Nevertheless it is much easier for a CD to “pass” who is 5-foot 10 inches or less (without heels) for genetic girls (GGs) are more likely to average shorter heights. Weight covers the same range as the rest of the population though most serious CD practitioners try to be as slim as possible vis-a-vis their physiques. Sadly, as more women in our country become obese so do their counterparts in the cross dressing community; though to a far lesser degree.Recently I attended a national convention in Florida and was struck by the proportion of attendees that were five foot ten or taller — a higher percentage than found in the general populace. I will guess — and likely wrong — that because there were over twenty booths at this convention manned by doctors catering to one type of physical alteration or other taller CDs either interested in transition totally or partially were drawn to this meet. As I said, probably wrong.
Post No. 13
In occupation CDs are electricians, school teachers, captains of commercial airlines, coal miners, stock brokers, college professors, computer scientists, truck drivers or perhaps your family attorney. Some have retired from military service while many were or still are in such “macho” groups as Naval jet fighter squadrons, Airborne Rangers Special Ops and so on. Recently a thread was run on crossdressers.com forum asking for a response to “Veteran dressers are among us EVERYWHERE”. I was amazed at the hundreds of answers by individuals reporting their military service. Among them were: Vietnam 173rd Airborne, Ranger Company, two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star, “Served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam”, “Just back from third tour (1-Iraq, 2 in Afghanistan).”. “Retired after 28 years in Navy, posted all over the world.” And a comment: “I’ll tell ya one thing, we may wear heels and like to look pretty but we could kick some serious butt if asked to do it again”.
In recent years, during the period of the Obama administration, CDs representing every color in the spectrum had already established a presence in every branch of service. A few have even requested and received medical assistance to transition. True that the generals who had been instructed to review how to openly accept new TG inductees had been facilitating – putting it off for “further study” . Then along came a new president who ordered that those currently serving be released. You know the rest of the story up to December of 2017 but, though the higher courts have put a stop to such action — moving forward has been slowed considerably. Can only hope and vote.