Are you the only?

klyte klyte
Are you the only transgender around your family/group of friends? If not, does it help having others around you if you're going through a transition or just with being trans in general?
12/06/2011
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Vallin Sfas Vallin Sfas
Quote:
Originally posted by klyte
Are you the only transgender around your family/group of friends? If not, does it help having others around you if you're going through a transition or just with being trans in general?
I'm the only transamourist/paratrex ual in my family and social circle, other than my online trans-girlfriends. I don't discuss my affections with non-LGBT friends and family because they're just not that interested. I do have one friend who is LGBT-friendly, and I can talk to him about it. I'm trying to reach out to the LGBT community in Atlanta, but not making much progress on a personal level. Transportation is part of the problem.
12/06/2011
Sam I Am Sam I Am
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Originally posted by klyte
Are you the only transgender around your family/group of friends? If not, does it help having others around you if you're going through a transition or just with being trans in general?
Most of my close friends are trans*. It helps in the sense that we all go through the same general issues, but we're all at different parts of the spectrum (I'm genderqueer/fluid, I have a few ftm friends, an intersex friend, and a mtf friend) so we can't really help each other through the specifics of transitioning, which we get upset about and wish was different. I'd say it definitely helps in general though.
03/05/2012
butts butts
I'm the only in my family that I'm aware of, but I'm definitely not the only in my friend group. I don't really talk to them much about my transgender issues, mostly just people online, but it is nice to have other transpeople around for when I DO want to talk.
03/06/2012
GONE! GONE!
Yeah, for the most part. My closest LGBT friends are a few cities away.
03/07/2012
hatman hatman
I know there's a guy somewhere in the nearest city to me, as I saw him wearing a t-shirt at a Pride Fest. But I'm not very out and I live in a conservative town, so I'm about 70% sure I'm the only one in the vicinity
Thought I do have supportive gay friends, so that's good
03/07/2012
transboy transboy
I'm the only trans person that I know (in person, that is. Over the past few years I've met quite a few online).
03/07/2012
MasonM MasonM
Quote:
Originally posted by klyte
Are you the only transgender around your family/group of friends? If not, does it help having others around you if you're going through a transition or just with being trans in general?
I'm the only transgender in my highly homophobic/transphobic family, which is why I haven't come out to them, much to my chagrin. I hate living as a female around them when I've gotten so used to living as a male otherwise.
03/08/2012
Interesante Interesante
As far as I can tell, I'm the only trans* person in my family.

But there are a few trans* people in my group of friends. Through talking to them, I came to figure myself out a bit, so I'm very thankful to have met them.
03/08/2012
Lock Lock
Yes, I am. Wish I wasn't, because it's sometimes pretty lonely out here, but that's just how it is, I guess.
03/12/2012
Schattenstern Schattenstern
I live about 20 minutes from a semi-liberal college, and I have a few friends from there. But by far I am the only real gender-bending person at my high school. It gets kind of hard some days when I can't even talk to my teachers or school counselor, but usually I can talk to a friend. My girlfriend is super supportive, and I talk to her about it on the phone a lot.
04/21/2012
TheParrishism TheParrishism
I am not the only one who is trans in my social group, but I am the only strict binary identified. It makes it even more difficult for me to try and be seen the way I want to be seen because of it.
04/28/2012
jesseftm jesseftm
I do live in the bay area but most of my friends are trans or queer. I'm from a small town though, so for my family and a lot of old friends I'm the only trans person they know. It helps to have both because when I'm stressed out trying to explain things to people back home I can spend time with people here who already get it.
04/28/2012
alextge alextge
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Originally posted by klyte
Are you the only transgender around your family/group of friends? If not, does it help having others around you if you're going through a transition or just with being trans in general?
Yup. Kinda sucks
05/29/2013
needapacker needapacker
I know many other trans people from the support group I go to. It's actually a bit of a problem for me. I'm stealth but most of them are open about their transition so i'm afraid that when i hang out with them people think I am trans by association.
05/30/2013
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