I'm not sure where to post, but could use some community and support. I found out recently that my youngest sibling, who is only slightly older than my oldest child, and is like one of my own, is transgendered. I didn't want to crash anyone's thread, and I am still not sure if this is the appropriate forum to post in. I don't see a forum for Queer Families, though, so my apologies in advance if there is somewhere else I should put this. I have encouraged my sibling to join MDC, because of this forum, but didn't want people to ignore threads created by a new user.
I am having a hard time finding resources for myself and my sibling. Most of what I know about transgender issues actually comes from this forum. I have a 16 month old, and I live in an area that is not accepting of LGBT individuals. There is no local group that I can attend, and I just would feel more comfortable here, with like minded people, if that is okay?
If you don't mind me being here, I look forward to getting to know you!
i thank you, on behalf of the queer community, for being supportive!
DS - planned born via 4/4/2011
As Wehrli said, we're all happy to talk, though some of us probably don't have tons of experience, we all know what it's like to be different.
And so are the boys!
I just saw this book. It's written by an expert on queer conceptions and parenting. It might be helpful.
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I just typed a huge response and lost the whole damn thing!!! UGH! I will try again later, but I wanted to thank those of you who have responded.
prettyisa: the sibling is my 20 yo sister, who wishes to become male.
It's a Portland, Oregon based group for transgendered youth and their families. There's lots of good information on their site, and it's a great starting point to find further info. I know the woman who runs it, and she's incredible--regularly wins kudos and accolades for the amazing community service she is providing (to people all over the country!).
And I second/third everyone else--welcome!