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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.