It never has been, and it's always been important to us both to be out and open. But being the partner of someone who is part of a minority community that, at best, is enjoying some supposedly newfound "fascination" focus in the media has its own set of challenges.These are just a few of those challenges I've encountered, and heard reflected back from other women partnered with trans men: 1.
Because both my partner and I identified as queer before we met — and because I met him after he began his transition — we've never had to navigate the often tumultuous waters of being in love while one partner transitions.
This is terrible for women, for bottoms, and for everyone else involved.
Whether a person enjoys the physical positioning of being on the bottom or top in a sexual encounter (and whether they separately enjoy a more dominant or submissive role) does not make that person better/worse, more masculine/feminine, or weaker/stronger than the other.
Top and bottom identities can be found in numerous queer communities, but are most often associated with gay men.
Lesbians use them as well, and almost all other queer communities use them at least intermittently.