Yes, my story is very similar to many of you, I never married tho. I was also in deep denial up till about 4 years ago, only indulging on rare occasions and trying hard to be a man the rest of the time, and not doing it very well.
I bought a lot of my clothes and shoes on ebay in the beginning and came across a website of some very nice people nearby who used to do makeup lessons/makeovers etc for cd/tg's. I guess the first time I went outside was the day I went over there for a makeup lesson. They told me about a local group (then called trannyradio ) now called transgender radio ( I know tragic) http://tgr.net.au/
They have an annual event at Katoomba which at the time was only a few weeks away, so I bought a ticket and went. I guess that was my début, I was so scared going in on my own but everyone was very friendly and accepting. Since then I've become a regular at all the local events and made lots of new friends.
Now my girly wardrobe dwarfs my boy stuff now, I've spent a small fortune at Target and Kmart in the last six months. And so happy that Target has shoes in my size!. I work at home alot, so Im in GM most of the time. I often go out to do chores around town as Becky and very soon hope to start HRT. I ve been getting electrolysis once a week for a couple of months now and that is going well.
Whats coming down the track for me is a bit scary but so feels like the right thing to do.