I might just be falling for Jack (gasp, shudder in fear). This morning I made him breakfast before he went off to work and he was helping me fill out this paperwork that I got from my doctor that I have to fill out for the military letting them know that I'll be having the gender reassignment surgery and why, blah, blah, blah. So it got to gender and as I've been struggling with for the last couple of months I had no idea of how to answer it, so we left it blank. Then under sexuality they have "straight, gay, bisexual, trangender m to f, transgender f to m." Now, first of all I'm glad that this isn't military documentation because there would be no "sexuality" on there. So I'm flipping waffles and I hear Jack growl and toss the pen down when we get to that question and I think "Oh shit, he's finally snapped, he finally realizes that he's not fully dating a man yet."
So I turn around kind of slow and I look at him and he's not glaring at me, he's glaring at the paper and then he looks up at me.
Jack: They're so stupid.
Jack: These fucking doctors. Don't they know that being transgender is not your sexuality?
Me: Huh? Yes it is.
Jack: No! Being transgender is your GENDER. Your GENDER is wrong, you should have been born Victor, a male, not Veronica, a female. That's your gender. Your sexuality is gay.
Me: Oh...yeah. I guess you're right.
Jack: It's like that's another way to not really identify that transgenders are having a GENDER identity issue, not a SEXUALITY identity issue. You just told me yesterday that you were a bigender homosexual or transgender homosexual whatever you said.
Me: I said I was a gay bigender (sniffle)
Jack: Exactly. This is bullshit.
Me: Thank you. (sniffle)
Jack: For what?
Me: For getting so upset on my behalf.
Jack: I'm going to do more than that. I'm writing these people to tell them that they need to change this fucking shit.
At which point I turned off the waffle maker and sort of hopped into his arms. We made an even bigger mess in the kitchen on our way back to the bedroom (*naughty grin*), but I couldn't really put into words (I know, me the author) how much it touched me to have someone fight for me. I can't remember the last time that someone did. I fight for others, I was a soldier in the US Army, it's something that has been a part of me since birth. I'm a defender, a protector of others, a warrior. Oftentimes no one pays attention to the fact that the warrior needs someone willing to fight for them as well. It's not that we don't need protection it's just that no one really think we do. So to have Jack realize and point out something that I hadn't even realized and then to have him fight for me or stand up for me in that way? It made something inside of me clench and release. I told him he was my hero, he just laughed and said it was what I did for others on a daily basis.
BTW, Jack was late to work today. LOL. What can I say, I cannot keep my hands off that man, even after the spanking I had to give him last night.