How has your family taken it or how might they take it?
I’ve only told one member of my family and that’s my gran, and that’s only because we live together. I’ve not told my parents or siblings and I am definitely about to tell my cousins or aunts and uncles. I think my gran told one of my younger cousins and I am not quite sure what his reaction was – I was shocked she told him and a little upset it was done without asking my permission.
I feel that many family members wouldn’t ‘get it’ or they might not like it and end up dropping contact with me. I think my siblings would probably act all cool like they are supportive, but I think that’s because we are not close to begin with and it wouldn’t be a big deal for them anyhow.
I would really like to explain it to my Dad, but at the same time our relationship is fragile and I am not sure he would understand what genderqueer is or what my own “transition” means.
I do have a very close family friend who is more like a brother to me. I would like to tell him but I am scared – I don’t want to loose him. He always refers to me as his lil sister, and in a way I still am, but the question is would he accept me with all the changes?