Being transgender has nothing to do
with sexuality, says fitness trainer Chris Tina Foxx Bruce, formerly
“People don't realize: Transgender
has nothing to do with sex,” Bruce
said in a profile published last Thursday in gay weekly the Dallas
Voice. “I've never been attracted to guys, but that's the
first assumption people make.”
Bruce transformed her six-foot-one
frame from 230 pounds of meaty muscle to a toned 180 pounds in the
course of altering her sex.
After her cross-dressing led in part to
her 2006 separation from her high school sweetheart, Bruce began in
earnest to transition. The couple, who share two children – a boy,
12, and a daughter, 8 – divorced a year later.
She said she's been warmly embraced by
the gay community, adding that gay and lesbian venues served as a
training ground for her.
“[Transgender people] need the gay
area of town for training wheels,” Bruce said.
Bruce said she continues to date women
“More girls ask me out now than when
I was a man,” she said, then added, “I think women are very