Where Does Transgender Acknowledgement and Acceptance Fall in Education?

I waited forever to publish this, to the point where I changed careers. But I’m in a more open, slightly less difficult collegial environment now, so I feel a bit more comfortable posting this the bottom line though is, why? Why, as a professional, have I been conditioned to feel this way?

Teaching is where my heart is, but it involves a specific skill set that’s not for the faint of heart. On any given day, I’m rushing to grade papers, change the date, calendar, schedule, plan lessons, gather materials, answer e-mails from parents, complete report cards…