What Is A Trans Widow?
A trans widow is a woman (usually heterosexual) whose male partner or husband believes that they have a gender identity other than “man” or who cross dresses. Often women also report having experienced that their husband or partner has autogynephilia (AGP).
Women in this situation report feeling like their male partner has died. This is particularly the case if their partner or husband came out as trans' and decided to transition. The transformation is usually so complete that their partner is unrecognisable as the man they married, both in looks and in personality. The woman will be forbidden from calling her husband by his previous “dead name”.
Women in this situation need a label to gather around and to identify with. “Trans widow” is the name that we have chosen and it is enabling us to find each other. This site is not currently a support group, we exist to share the experiences of trans widows. However, this is something that might be developed in the future, time and resources permitting.
For clarity this site uses correct sex pronouns. We also support women having the language to accurately describe their own experiences and to represent their reality.
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