Yesterday I had my books at the SMYRC (Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Resource Center) Booth Portland Gay Pride, with a donation going to SMYRC. I was invited to be at that booth because four people from SMYRC were interviewed in my book. I stood in front of my booth and handed out bookmarks (about 300) which opened up the conversation. I had second best book sales so far (the best sales was my first with my friends in a Gay Bar in Portland). The people at Portland Pride were great and I made a lot of contacts (older women bought the most books). I think ‘Giving Back’ made my book more desirable and it felt good too. I know I was among my Genre but it was more than that. I will be looking for more opportunities to give back in the future.
I went to a Gender Alliance meeting with a friend where there were a dozen ladies all biologically born men. Two or three there were married to women and liked to cross-dress. Several liked expressing their femininity in the way they dressed but preferred relationships with men. Some felt like they were born in the wrong bodies and had transitioned to the gender they identified with - woman. After asking them some questions I began to look puzzled. One lady told me I should have a chapter in my book called "Now I'm really Confused".