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As Jessica says, it can be a nuisance to be trans and gay. There’s one question in particular that any of us in this situation have no doubt heard. And that’s something along the lines of: “What’s the point of transitioning if you’re just going to date girls?” (or vice versa for gay trans men). I’ve heard it more than a few times myself.
So, I actually wanted to include this nuisance of a question, but I felt like Rain’s friends wouldn’t really be the types dumb enough to say something like that. Some of their commentary or questions are still pretty asinine (in fairness, most of them are hardly experts on the subject of trans matters), but that particular question doesn’t normally come from the open-minded crowd.
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@LittleLynn84: lol, can't decide if Emily is worried or interested :P Is there a background to Maria's reaction that I can't remember, or is it just from when she was discussing it with Rudy?
Yeah, I don't think I ever got the "what's the point" thing, but when I first came out as trans* to my mum I did get the even worse one "I know you can't possibly be female because part of being female is desiring male interest". Which really, really shocked me. I hadn't thought she was that stupid either. Guess why I didn't tell her I was bi for almost another year after that :P She's improved massively since though.
For Maria's part, it's just that she was crushing hard for Rain. But when Rain started going out with Rudy (after obliviously ignoring Maria’s attempts at flirting), Maria started to worry that being with Rain just wasn't possible for her.
But now Rain's a lesbian... and single... when Maria's no longer single...
For all we know, Maria's probably trying really hard not to freak out right now. She clearly likes Chanel very much, but it's undoubtedly very frustrating for Maria right now.
Heh. There's a case i know of a gay/trans guy who did the full transition and then discovered that she was now a lesbian...
If I end up transitioning, that's the boat I'd be in.
@LittleLynn84: Ironic :P And yeah I thought that might be it (tho I hadn't considered the timing in terms of Maria's own relationship), but I wondered if she'd asked Rain about her orientation at some point that I couldn't remember. And yeah, I totally understand her problem. Polyamory ftw :P
Im glad I dont have to deal with that kind of stuff.
Im pansexual so when people ask I just say that I swing ALL directions. :p