Transexuals [they are not transvestities or cross dressers] are special people, they are misunderstood by many who see them in a sexual light only. I only identify as female and with female and i was born in a male oriented body, confusing and not nice, as it creates a very difficult journey, which seems you are travelling on a different road to everybody else.
My experience is that it is impossible to erase this journey and begin again, which causes initially, self doubt and confusion about what is happening and why cannot i stop the process?, for many people this leads to depression and suicide. Gender is what is between your ears and sex is what is between your legs.
Transexuals have the same sexual orientation as everybody else, you maybe heterosexual, sex with males, bisexual, sex with both, or homosexual, sex with females. Yes it is very confusing and which is understandable for those who are not on this journey. I am bisexual, i adore born females, and wish to be like them in every way.
I have been on this journey for many years and i have achieved accepting myself, and having self esteem because of it.