I appreciate this piece, Alicia. I too have walked away from GC-ism recently, having been turned off by a lot of the obsessive single-mindedness, and in doing so, I began to see how much hatred there really is in the movement, and how much fear-mongering without a basis in reality. It sounds like I struggled with some of the same things you did. I tend to approach things from a logical perspective, and the more intuitive nature of trans womanhood eluded me for a long time. It is uncomfortable to face that you were very wrong about something; moreover, that you were wrong about something you were so emphatic about. However, I believe many others will soon follow suit.