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Enough’s Enough: A Transwoman’s Experience with Bisexuality

Since I am three months shy of the 10th Anniversary of coming out, a few people in Marion and many from the LGBT Community (and becoming evident on MeetMe)

I never really considered myself a bisexual, EVEN when I did identified as a guy and still never consider myself as bi. But I am asked one big question on top of another question, “If you are trans, does that make you gay, straight, or bisexual, Ava,”  and “As a woman, Ava, who do you date?”

The “who do you date now” question is one that is quite a relatively easy question to answer – it nominally depends on who asks me out. I’ve been with to two women [(Amanda from 1993-1997 & 2012-2013and my late wife from 2001 until her death in 2010) a third woman I dated from 1997-2000, Elisa, later came out as bisexual in 2011], that has usually been the case for me since my first relationship — Someone comes up to me “…you’re not exactly a woman…” is considered to be a transphobic remark that will earn someone a two year banishment and $100 fine as of July 4, 2014; “so you really couldn’t date straight or bisexual guys,” it’s not the case for me at all; yet, on two occasions I have been sexually assaulted by genetic bisexual males [first in July 2002 in Marion (while I identified as a male)  and in June 2010 in Indianapolis (as a woman) there is not a day that goes by that I don’t ever think about those times and thus why some are opposed to my relocation from Marion to Indianapolis–this isn’t really a choice for me at all as the benefits are well worth the risks.]   —  The funny thing about someone’s sexuality is really complicated. Take for example, a few of my former colleagues nationwide when I worked at NoSirGifts were women who are trans who were and to this day still are with their domestic partners (I would say a transwoman’s wife, but Indiana currently does not recognize same sex marriages.)

SOURCE: Boxers and Binders: So Who Do You Date Now (transgender male).

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CAUGHT IN THE ACT: Discrimination at Dollar Tree


I have apparently caught an employee of the Marion Dollar Tree in violation of “Indiana’s Transgender Law” of 2003. The law clearly states to use the name and pronoun preferred by the transgender person – in this case, referring to her as Ava and using female pronouns (and using apporpriate facilities).


I took a survey at Dollar Tree’s web site after looking at my receipt and told them about my dissatisfying experience.

I actually became a victim of discrimination based on my gender identity. I am currently living as a woman and apparently I used the men’s restroom — and I felt humiliated. That is why I have to rate my visit to the Marion Dollar Tree unsatisfied. I am a 28 year old transgendered woman, and living as a woman means using the women’s restroom. I usually use the unisex restoom at other stors (shown while I was at Meijer) , and apparently when I had to use the restroom, I expected to use the women’s restroom and clearly that did not happen.


What I would like to see happen is that Dollar Tree be more respectful to the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) community at all stores. I have posted the alleged discrimination on a post on my web site at

I am sorry to say this, Dollar Tree, but you discrimianted your last transgendered individual. You have no respect for the LGBT community.I never, ever want to see that kind of discimination like that again.


This is not the first time it has happend – It has happened at the Grant County Rescue in 2006.

This is considered to be disrespect, and everyone that knows yours trluy (whether you’re an acquaintence from Ole Miss, NoSirGifts, and/or Carey Services or a friend or a family memeber of yours truly), referring to Aeverine Zinn as a woman and using feminine pronouns. But if you are caught adressing yours truly and of if I hear somone referring to Aeverine Zinn as a male using male pronouns (I know some of you from Ole Miss and a few family memebers have had a hard time adjusting to the change–and this is why a documentary called “THE BIG SWITCH TO AVA” will be shown in May of 2011 on YouTube and on Veoh) – YOU WILL GET CAUGHT, YOU WILL BE FINED 75 CENTS PER INCIDENT, AND BE NICELY TO REFER AEVERINE “AVA” ZINN AS A WOMAN AND USING FEMININE PRONOUNS.

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