Coming Out

Someone wrote…

I’m 16 and i feel like i have to come out to my all the time. I first came out explaining what i feel and all the information i researched. It has been a year and they still do not get it. I have to “come out” all the time but they dismiss it as a “phase” or a “rebellion” and keep calling me their daughter. It makes me feel rejected or like i don’t know what i am talking about. It makes me feel like a fake or to young to know that I am transgender.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on July 14th, 2016 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 2 comments »

2 Responses to “Coming Out”

  1. Anonymous

    Coming out is process. At least with me it is. It is something I do sometimes more and sometimes less. And with new insights along the way. It is nice when you are accepted, but even with (too) little acceptance you will know who you are. Many of us have felt fake at times because the experience can be surreal at times. That is not our fault, but due to a culture not quite used to us yet. But time will tell your not fake at all. You will grow up to be your own beautiful self regardless. Wish you all the best. You’re not alone. Much love.

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  2. Alexi

    coming out is a different journey for everyone, just remember that you are loved by people, even if you have never met them in person. this is not a “rebellion” or a “phase” parents and family in general have a responsibility to their child, at this point in your life you need some support! even if it isn’t coming from your family, do you have friends that you could talk to or even live with for a bit if it gets really bad? you need to look after yourself and your wellbeing, I know it sounds kinda cheesy but its true! I have a couple of friends that could take me in and have said that they would take me in if it comes to that and it feels so good, being able to be yourself around friends. so moral of this story of a comment is, protect your wellbeing, get help from friends if you need it and to love who you are becoming! I really hope your family becomes more supportive over time and that you can be yourself around them!

    all the love in the world to you!

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