To the nice transman I met in the coffee shop today:

I think you thought I was also a transman, which is flattering. I am in fact a butch transwoman, but your words still rang true for me. I am also happy that I can be out and open with my identity, and I am so happy that you are still with us, despite the oppression you faced during your younger years.

It's still not great out there, as I know you are aware, but it is a lot better. A LOT better. I've been feeling invisible lately, and your words helped.

Thank you.