It was several years ago when I had my first experience with a friend coming out to me as transgender. I hadn't seen her for many years, but I was happy for her transition from the young man I had known to her new self.
For decades I've tried to be a trans ally. For those who are not LGBT, that might sound silly: We're all in the same boat, right? However, for those of us in the LGBT acronym, having one letter be an ally to another isn't automatic. We all have biases.