But the most interesting question is the one that, at one time in my life, would have been the most mundane: Sex. No, not the "yes," "no", "four times a week" or "not before 5 pm" variety. I'm talking about the "M" or "F" variety--or what politically correct types (How could I ever be one of those?) call "gender."
What made it interesting was that in addition to "M" and "F", there was a third category: "transgender". Well, at one time in my life, I would have jumped for joy upon seeing that. Today, however, I found myself wishing that it was further broken down into "male to female" and "female to male." I also found myself wishing there were other categories. After all, I think there are lots of other forms of gender identity and expression, not to mention sexuality, that haven't yet been identified and named, at least not officially.
Another dilemma I encountered is that I really don't identify myself as transgender anymore. As far as the law, official records and most people are concerned, I am a woman. And that's how I see myself, although I cannot forget my heritage, if you will.
So, while I was tempted to check off "transgender" just to create a presence for trans people, I checked off "F." But I am glad there was a "transgender" category for those who so identified, even though, as I said, I wish the category had been further broken down.