Thursday, May 15, 2014

14th Anniversary Of My Blog

I started blogging on May 15th , 2000!

Fourteen years ago on Geocites and then on April 1st 2006 switched over to Blogger. Back when I first started coming out of the closet I was reading other people’s blogs on Geocities and other site and they gave me courage to come out of the closet.

When I read other trans-people blogs I saw that the end of the world didn’t happen when they came out of the closet and I started my blog originally to help other trans-people realize that they could also come out of the closet and have a life on the other side.

My first blog post was about Connecticut Outreach Society ( COS ) annual banquet, I wrote
Over the weekend ( May 13th ) the Connecticut Outreach Society ( COS ) had their annual banquet. This is the first time that I went, since I'm a new member and it was also the first time that "Diana" stayed over night. I had a really great time. The food was great, they had some great speakers, Nancy Nangeroni and Gordene MacKenzie of "Gender Talk" radio, they also had a talent show which was also really great. As you can tell I really enjoyed it. They had slightly over fifty guests and the banquet was held at the Sheraton Four Points hotel in Waterbury Ct. I got a charge out of the mundanes *as they walked by the entrance to the conference room, their eyes kind of popped out and their jaws dropped when they saw us. I was a little worried about going out, but it was Ok. I signed in at the front desk in boy mode and helped in setting up the stage for the talent show, I had to walk by the banquet room a couple of times before I recognized any of the people because, they were also in boy mode. Went up to my room and changed. I wore a black velvet dress and mid-heel pumps and went marching off the to banquet. It got over at eleven and I helped them take down the stage. Unfortunately, I still was wearing my pumps and my feet were killing me. All in all I had a good time and would do it again, maybe even go to Tiffany's First Night with other COS members, it sounds like it will be fun.
I had come out of the closet back in October when I went to the COS meeting for the first time, so that when I wrote about my exploits there was still awe in my writings (along with bad grammar) and it was way less political than my blog is now. It was more about me and discovering a new world.

From time to time I post some of my old blog entries on Flash Back Thursday.


  1. Diana,
    Congratulations and thank you. You blog is many things to many people. I find the politics that you have brought in over the years to be right on target. Advocacy can have a foundation of egg shells! Your story is also inspirational as it shows us yet another path to being happy with oneself.
    Here is to another 14 years! Thanks again.

  2. Congratulations! That's quite an accomplishment.