I myself identify as FtM transgender, a concept that neither of my parents have fully embraced yet, not because of prejudices but because of what they have known to be true all their lives.
My parents are very smart people, very accepting people, they welcome more than one idea for sure. But when it comes to something so apparently concrete like gender, they hit a wall.
And I don’t see this issue as one that “just needs time” or as one that “they will come around to”. No, I can see us fighting about this for years to come until I move out and that will be that. I want to try and keep that from happening, of course, I want them to understand and accept me as well as whoever I might befriend in the coming years.
So what I’m really asking for here is advice: how do my parents and I learn from this experience and grow around it? How do I educate those who refuse to learn? How do I properly express my anguish in this situation? Thanks a ton in advance.
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