Here at Escort Ireland we have always been great supporters of the rights of transsexuals to live their lives as they see fit. Some people have just been unlucky enough to be born in the wrong body, but thankfully they are lucky enough to live in an age where they are able to do something about it.
Still, no matter how much people accept what they do these days, there is definitely still a stigma when it comes to relationships between men and transsexuals. I still find it hard to imagine many people taking a TS back to their Mum’s for Sunday dinner, and explaining over the roast beef that ‘she’ used to be a man!
However, like all things, these kind of things change with the times. The more people do it, the more it becomes part of everyday Irish behaviour. If celebrities do it, that movement becomes even quicker.
This week US Olympian and muti-gold medallist swimmer turned out to have a girlfriend that used to be a man!
In a post on her Facebook, Taylor Lianne Chandler revealed she was actually born a boy, and named David Roy Fitch at birth.
As a teenager Chandler went on testosterone blockers and had her name changed and then, in her early twenties, had the surgery that got rid of all those bits downstairs.
She states ‘I was never a man, never lived as a man. No one can say they knew me as a man or produce a photo of me as a man.’
She then adds, ‘There are people that remember me as an androgynous child at times because of what was forced upon me.’
She claims to have met Phelps on Tinder and is apparently in love with him. It seems they had a bond as soon as they met.
‘Spending time with him was like a teenage love affair,’ she says.
‘I have never felt so comfortable and accepted in every way as I did with him.’
In an interview with the National Enquirer, she explains the magic that happened on their first date (which was seemingly at a Baltimore Ravens NFL game)
‘One thing led to the next, and we made love during halftime,’ she claims in the interview.
‘Later, we had sex again. The intimacy with him was amazing! It was the first time in my life that someone has made me feel like a true woman.’
Now it has to be said, it seems that Michael may not be as well up on the issue of her being transgender as I initially thought! It seems Chandler has never told Michael about her past. She just never mentioned it as it ‘never came up’.
A Rocky Road Ahead
Now, perhaps unsurprisingly, she is worried that her relationship may come to an end since the truth has been revealed.
‘I am probably going to lose him because he is a brand that his team wants to protect and things since he went to rehab came to my attention that didn’t put him or our relationship in the best light,’ she says. Chandler has previously spoken about her struggles to get where she is in life.
‘In my early teens I was medically diagnosed and went on testosterone blockers, at 15 estrogen enhancers. My birth certificate was modified along with my name while I was a teenager, prior to any corrective surgery,’ she explains.
‘I originally changed my name to Paige Victoria Whitney. At 16 I legally emancipated from my family. I had already left home at 15. At 18 I got in trouble twice, once for a bad check and then a DUI.’
‘At 19 I thought it would be smart to blackmail someone into giving me the money for my surgery. As soon as I received the money I was arrested and charged with extortion.’
‘I spent 30 days in jail because I was too ashamed to tell my family what happened thinking no one knew. Even though my birth certificate and drivers license said female they put me in a cell with 3 men and I was raped.’
A Big Debate
Now this does get me onto one major point.
Firstly, as I said, I am all for these of relationship if people want to have them. If they go on and have a life together, that is great. However, does the TS have an obligation to tell the guy her past?
Now there are two ways of looking at this. One way is to say that the TS is a woman, so the time as a man is irrelevant.
On the other hand, although some guys may want to see a TS, others may not. By not informing him of who you are, is the TS taking away his right to choose? Isn’t it everyone’s right to know who they are sleeping with?
What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below, or over in the Escort Ireland forum!
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