Had a little angry moment this morning. I met so many wonderful people here and made friends with them as I was going through the beginning rough and tumble stages of my transition. Back in the days when it was Tranny Web which was changed over to Gender Society..I still sort of adore the term tranny.. lol to me it's cute and using the word freely takes away the haters power who use the term to belittle us. Politically correctness though .. ya Gender Society is better choice. I guess I'm just having found memories of those early days on this site. Anyways....... We had some amazing times in the early years here. Great convos, good forum posts , population and activity was high, silly fun in the chat room yet it was often very educational being able to chat real time with others or go into detail about issues in forums with other trans people going through similar situations. Well.. today I realized staring at my facebook pages with many of my old friends from here that I friended on my facebook page that something is missing there for me. I really needed this site for support. It possibly saved my life and I'm not even joking. Facebook is ok but support wise.. just doesn't cut it. Seems the hard stuff about being trans gets glossed over there. Lots of funny shares, political shares, little type updates in everyones daily rountine.. its nice, I get some laughs and a few tears with good stories of touching things shared but it still lacks something. The support aspect is not the same as here. I miss sharing struggles with other friends I made here. Also making new friends. I think you can be more nitty gritty about things in an open honest way here. I'd never post this on Facebook probably for example. It'd be just be like creating waves where they aren't needed. I was wondering why this is this morning. Did everyonel just grow up and now their trans lives become simply marvelous and easy. Why do I still struggle and get bouts of depression being trans? Why do I still face serious obstacles? I can't answer it but I do know I'll be coming around more often here and hoping to help others, make new friends and help myself while I do it. Hope I made some sense.. maybe a rant.. but maybe a real issue concerning facebooks format.