* migrated reply from Naked Forum 1.0I don't know what i'd do.. I feel like I'd tolerate it and psychoanalyze them.. but I'd be very weirded out.
* migrated reply from Naked Forum 1.0I think that having a transgender roommate is not the end of the world. I know that a lot of people freak out about this kind of stuff but honestly if they're comfortable with who they are there's no reason for you not to be. I think that as long as this roommate doesn't do anything to hurt you or themselves, there shouldn't be a real problem with rooming with the person.
* migrated reply from Naked Forum 1.0It's just another person with all the faults and awesomeness you'll find in any other person. I'd have no problems with his or her gender identity. You can even think of it as a learning experience.
* migrated reply from Naked Forum 1.0Similar question, how can a transgender individual find rooming accommodations that others take for granted, what should they look for and where? Think about it, most transgender individuals aren't exactly completely and fully transitioned and are ambiguous socially and/or physically, particularly at a young age unless they're the child prodigies like Kim Petras for example...
* migrated reply from Naked Forum 1.0To the most recent post: my suggestion is to talk to the residential service people in your school and find out what you can do, you may be shocked at how helpful they can be
Honestly, if you are uncomfortable with it I would A) look at it as a learning experience and try to accept that person as the normal person they are (after all...college is all about accepting people who arent like you...what better way to do it than live with one) B) talk to residence life/an RA/someone dealing with the residence halls & talk to them about how you can deal with it in a kind & respectful manner (think about all the strife they've already received for being different..why add to it in a place they thought was supposed to be a fresh start & a place they could fit in)
How would I deal with it? I would look at it as a learning experience & maybe ask them questions about things I am curious about (respectfully of course). Depends on the person but I'm sure they would rather answer a few questions than be outcasted by their roommate.
Well, my girlfriend is male to female transsexual, and I'm in her room more than my room. I really don't see the big deal, yet then again we are much more than randomly selected strangers.
Even if my roommate is a randomly selected stranger, I wouldn't mind either way. Maybe uncomfortable if the roommate is Female to Male transsexual, due to having a male roommate when I'm female, but I also wouldn't mind.
At the same time, I've learned a thing or two about transgenders from my girlfriend. I even have a best friend who is both male and female, which is under the umbrella term of Transgender. So I am only speaking from the fact that I know some people who are of the term transgender.