ID Mishaps

I went to a local restaurant/brewery today to celebrate my graduation that happened a couple of weeks ago. I ordered a beer since we were at a brewery. The waitress asked for my ID and looks at, then looks back at me. I smiled at her, and she days to me, “You cut your hair?” Really? It’s pretty obvious my hair is shorter than my ID picture. I’m pretty sure she thought my ID didn’t belong to me. But why would any guy get a fake ID that had a female name and gender marker? I have to admit though, it was kind of nice having someone doubt I was female. So far in my transition, I’m consistently identified as female, or people avoid using any sort of gendered words. Next week, after my court hearing, I plan to head straight to the DMV to get a new ID.

In other news, I got my binder for swimming from Underworks today. I’m looking forward to trying that out. I tried it out, and the compression seems pretty good. I’m interested to see what it’s like when wet and after a bit of use.

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3 comments

  1. It’s good to know that you’ll be getting the marker changed soon, so you won’t get as many awkward situations.
    Btw, it can’t be all too bad, being asked for ID though. It’s usually a nice compliment, but I’m not sure what age you are though 🙂

  2. It’s pretty common to be mistaken as a young boy in the beginning of your transition. I got carded ALL the time, which made it very awkward before the name/gender changes. It’ll get better! 🙂

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