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<p>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. </p>
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<p>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?</p>
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<p>If you don't mind me being here, I look forward to getting to know you!</p>
 

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you are most welcome here, though it's unfortunate (for you and your situation) that we dont have a "Queer Families" thread. most of us are TTC, pregnant or parenting as queer but that doesn't mean a new thread can't be made! or if you have specific questions or need advice, you might just create a thread for that specific thing.<br><br>
i thank you, on behalf of the queer community, for being supportive! <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Hi there! I was thinking about your post--although you don't say how old your sibling is, I thought this might be an interesting article for you:<br>
<a href="http://www.autostraddle.com/19-terribly-interesting-tips-on-raising-a-trans-kids-from-a-trans-kids-136384/" target="_blank">http://www.autostraddle.com/19-terribly-interesting-tips-on-raising-a-trans-kids-from-a-trans-kids-136384/</a><br><br>
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.<br><img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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<p>I just saw this book.  It's written by an expert on queer conceptions and parenting.  It might be helpful.</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FThe-Transgender-Child-Handbook-Professionals%2Fdp%2F1573443182%2Fref%3Dntt_at_ep_dpt_1" rel="norewrite" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/The-Transgender-Child-Handbook-Professionals/dp/1573443182/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_1</a></p>
 

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<p>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. </p>
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<p>prettyisa: the sibling is my 20 yo sister, who wishes to become male.</p>
 

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You should check out TransActive: <a href="http://www.transactiveonline.org/index.php" target="_blank">http://www.transactiveonline.org/index.php</a><br><br>
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!).<br><br>
And I second/third everyone else--welcome!
 

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<p><span class="pmenuShow HM-user-menu" id="user_pMenu-150103"><a href="http://www.mothering.com/community/u/150103/amypdx" id="user_poster_16597866">AmyPDX</a>: Thank you!  I had not yet seen that resource!</span><br>
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