About 12 or 13 years ago in LA I lived in an area where East Hollywood met Los Feliz met Silverlake.
It was a nice semi boho area with great Thai restaurants, a decent used bookstore, a couple of independent bookstores, a couple theaters (both live and movie), art galleries, and a real coffeehouse with poetry readings and all that.
You also couldn’t turn around without bumping into one of our brother kinfolk.
I was a volunteer at the LA Gay and Lesbian Community Center and I met a couple of academic brothers, one of whom convinced me I was an important person in history. He introduced me to Susan Stryker but that is another story.
Now I’m a big believer in using our power to name rather than having outsiders impose it on us. This is why I say I was treated for transsexualism and not for GID or Gender Dysphoria (Never mind that neither of those had been socially constructed when I got SRS) I borrow the initials of an African American Clothing Design house for this process FUBU (For Us, By Us)
Anyhow one of the brothers I met refused tocall himself F to M. Instead he used T to M. Part of the origin of WBT arises from my taking this concept from him
As some of you have noticed I use “Transkid” a lot. This meshs with the idea that before surgery we were transsexual and assigned as male (or female as the case may be) and later when our being transsexual and not male (or female as the case may be) we had sex reassignment surgery that changed our genital sex assignment.
I know this leaves metaphysical questions but T to F works better for me than Male to Female. Particularly since I wasn’t all that male to begin with.