Editors' Note: Projector Rory Gould sent in this Then & Now. If you'd like to participate too, send in your before and after photos and lists.
- I was a dyke. It was very much a part of my identity. I lived and breathed the gay and lesbian community.
- I was single. All of my living and breathing had to do with politics and activism. I had no time for... well, me. This included finishing my degree or making any money.
- I was a pretty big macher in the Democratic Party, accumulating contacts and titles.
- I lived on the east coast, and went through the loss of both my mother and my father to cancer.
- I rejected the notion that I might be trans, in spite of meeting and knowing Leslie Feinberg, Jason Cromwell, and Kate Bornstein. I wasn't like them. They were like me. (We are each the center of our own personal universe.)
- I was alone, and I could see the fork in the road coming towards me. (I wasn't going towards it)