Stories of Being Supported in 2016 – Dylan

Thanks to everyone who responded to our Call for Stories! We will be accepting new stories through December 10, and are so happy to share the following story submitted by Dylan.

I am a trans man, and I had come out as such about two years ago. I started taking testosterone injections last November, and I was finally able to get top surgery this past May. I know I would have been able to do it all by myself, but what really helped me get through all the biweekly needles, the harassment of others who didn’t understand, and ignorant hate-speeches I had to listen to at work, was my boyfriend. Especially during the post-surgery, when I was bedridden due to the amount of pain I was in. He would help me clean the drains coming out of my chest, he would wash my hair and help me change my clothes. He held my hand while I was drugged from the pain medication, and tucked me in when I finally passed out. This went on for about 2-3 weeks during my recovery.
Him seeing me at my weakest, and not running away or rolling his eyes at me, made me realize that this is the person I want to be with for the rest of my life. We are now planning on moving in together between Christmas and after the New Year.
Henna tattoos of Dylan and partner's hands.

Henna tattoos of Dylan and partner’s hands.

Thank you for sharing your story, Dylan! Have a beautiful rest of 2016! #soblessed

H. O. Tanager
H. O. Tanager is the author of Autograph Penis: An Adventure Through Competitive Performance Art and Haiku Princess: Poems in Ascending Order of Profanity. You can also find beautiful Haiku Princess prints and more at RedBubble.
By H. O. Tanager

H. O. Tanager is the author of Autograph Penis: An Adventure Through Competitive Performance Art and Haiku Princess: Poems in Ascending Order of Profanity. You can also find beautiful Haiku Princess prints and more at RedBubble.