BigPhilNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4075 posts, RR: 55 Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3012 times:
I only like trannies if they are also lactating, amputee midgets with an eye patch, who are post-stroke with no movement on their left side (right side is ok...but I'm a lefty and it becomes awkward). Added plus if they are fans of Jefferson Starship.
But that's just me.
As for said individual, I volunteer you, Mirrodie, to find out first-hand. No pun.
Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 10781 posts, RR: 16 Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2748 times:
It could be he is looking for acceptance. Coming out as gay is less difficult these days but still can be. Bringing home one's first serious boy/girlfriend is difficult. This, however, is at a point where maybe he is not sure how anyone will react. Maybe he has met someone who is a trans and wants to guage his friend's reactions. Just pull him aside and ask him about it quietly. Do not make a big scene. He could be so vulerable about this he does not want to lose anyone.
Or, he just wanted to be silly. But, I would go with the first choice.
Braybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5486 posts, RR: 34 Reply 18, posted (5 years 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2629 times:
The fact that he kept bringing-up the subject says a lot. There are a number of guys out there who like the look of a woman, but a woman can't give them what they want physically. So they go for "Chicks with dicks". I've seen this happen before: for some reason some guys like this like to drop hints to their friends. A guy I know used to work with a married guy who carried around a suit of playing cards featuring chicks with dicks. He'd sometimes take them out and remark positively on the pics, usually saying things like "If you couldn't get a woman, would you do one of these?". I heard later that the guy came out as being bisexual, but I'd say his sexual interests also lay elsewhere.
Mt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6479 posts, RR: 6 Reply 21, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2493 times:
Quoting Mirrodie (Reply 17):
Exactly. It's all good, even if he really IS into trannies!( or is secretly a trannie waiting to bust out!) Big grin
IF (big IF) he is a trannie waiting to get out and saying stuff like: " h if they are a hot looking chick, its all good. ".. that means that one day he will come dresses up and he wants you to play "house" with him/her (Whatever).
Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 19): Actually I've got trans friends. It was pretty much unanimous between them that "trannie" was offensive. If anything trannie is discriminatory.
I agree. There is a difference in being transsexual than just doing drag.
Most men with transsexuals are not gay. Bi at the most.
Jessb From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2426 times:
I can beat the lot of you. I am a transsexual!
For the record, I don't like being called a 'trannie' Makes me feel like a gearbox.
Also, 'trannie' is kind of used to sum up everyone how dresses as women. In reality, there are at least 3 different 'types' of 'trannie'.
Transvestites, who just dress in the clothes.
Transgender, those who like to blur the line between the genders.
and Transsexuals, those who feel they were born in the wrong body and seek help to change temselves to their real gender.
As to you're friend. He's definatly trying to tell you something, but from personal experiance, it may be more to do with his attraction to transgendered people ( a much nicer general term, I feel). But everyone is different, and the best thing you can do is treat him as normal, not make a big deal of the situation and do not ask them directly. When he's ready, He'll let you know.