I am trans.

November 20, 2012

I feel like I can come to you when I can’t go to my parents/guardians. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about who I am and how I identify. And I’ve realized that I’m transgender. Who I am physically—on the outside—isn’t the same as how I feel on the inside. I really feel more like a guy/a girl/that I don’t fit into a single category as a guy or girl. This is how I feel and who I am. I haven’t been able to be myself, but I want to be able to be me, which means being a guy/being a girl/not being one or the other in a way that feels right for me.

Maybe this is hard for you to hear, or maybe you need some time to think about this. But it’s been really hard for me, too. Right now, I’m scared and nervous just thinking about how you’ll react. But you’re someone I trust and respect, and I wanted to tell you. Your support is so important to me right now, especially since I’m not sure I can tell my parent(s)/guardian(s) just yet.

(You may not feel comfortable coming out to someone as trans because you may fear for your safety. That is OK. You should never feel like you have to come out to someone, especially if you fear for your health and well-being.)

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