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Old 05-11-2012, 10:54 PM
 
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What do you guys think of Winslow, AZ? I know I said earlier not into desert-looking towns, but I can make exemptions.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Some small towns in Illinois are not that bad and more liberal than many other places. I'd recommend that you check towns near the Quad Cities which is in the Illinois/Iowa border. The Quad Cities area is fairly big, about 100,000 residents, but there are a lot of smaller towns nearby and it's a fairly tolerant area. Housing is cheap too. Jobs may be hard but it's the same everywhere.
Geneseo is in that area and it's a cute little town. I don't know how tolerant it is towards transexuals but the area in general is not very conservative. All small towns are going to be on the conservative side but in my experience this area is less so than other small towns.
You definitely don't want to live in Indiana if you're transgender. Indiana is very conservative and definitely not tolerant of anything like that.
My hometown is a small Illinois farming community, and I'm actually pretty surprised at the fact that one of my HS classmates, who has gone through the transgender process, still calls it home, has a hair salon business that does well, and generally has no troubles there, even though there are obviously many, if not most, people in town who knew this person not so many years ago under the name of Danny, not Danielle. It's not an especially progressive or liberal place, but it's not been a bad place in this particular situation, either.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Chicago - West Lakeview
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What do you guys think of Winslow, AZ? I know I said earlier not into desert-looking towns, but I can make exemptions.

Never been to it. It was mentioned in an Eagles song, though. Arizona is a pretty conservative state, though.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:47 PM
 
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My hometown is a small Illinois farming community, and I'm actually pretty surprised at the fact that one of my HS classmates, who has gone through the transgender process, still calls it home, has a hair salon business that does well, and generally has no troubles there, even though there are obviously many, if not most, people in town who knew this person not so many years ago under the name of Danny, not Danielle. It's not an especially progressive or liberal place, but it's not been a bad place in this particular situation, either.
Which town is this?
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:48 PM
 
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Never been to it. It was mentioned in an Eagles song, though. Arizona is a pretty conservative state, though.
Someone mentioned it to me as a liberal place, with North Arizona.
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:58 PM
 
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My hometown is a small Illinois farming community, and I'm actually pretty surprised at the fact that one of my HS classmates, who has gone through the transgender process, still calls it home, has a hair salon business that does well, and generally has no troubles there, even though there are obviously many, if not most, people in town who knew this person not so many years ago under the name of Danny, not Danielle. It's not an especially progressive or liberal place, but it's not been a bad place in this particular situation, either.
I think this was an exception because he was a native...
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Old 05-18-2012, 12:25 AM
 
Location: In bed with Madonna
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Thank you for the suggestions but I am looking for really small towns, not big cities.
Girl, you are going to have a really hard time if you move to a very small city. They tend to be homophobic and conservative (yes, they never seen a transexual before, how shocking !!...) and wont like your lifestyle.
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:41 AM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Probably college towns are more used to people who are different. But then on second thought: http://www.stwnewspress.com/local/x2...was-hate-crime
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:39 AM
 
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Girl, you are going to have a really hard time if you move to a very small city. They tend to be homophobic and conservative (yes, they never seen a transexual before, how shocking !!...) and wont like your lifestyle.
Challenging. But I hope not all small towns in the USA are close-minded.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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I am confident it's not obvious, but I am talking more of when like say for example, showing ID to several agencies like the local government, library etc. Obviously, my ID will state I am male. That's basically how they will find out about it. And if they did, I have a feeling they will talk about it to other people, right?
You are who you are, so why should you even care if they divulge information to others. All get "discussed" no matter who they are, what they do, et al.
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