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How Can I Be Supportive Of A Transgender Family Member?

Posted by on 20 September 2017

If someone you love is having transgender surgery or coming out as trans, you may not be sure how you can be supportive. There are four important ways you can show your transgender family member that you love them: Listen, Ask, Learn and Help. Listen When a family member comes out as trans or mentions the idea of transgender surgery, don’t interrupt with questions. First, you need to listen. The more you listen to your loved one, the more you’ll learn about who they are and why them transitioning is important. This is probably the hardest yet most positive thing they’ll ever go through, and listening to them offers a great way to show that you care and that what they are saying is valid. Ask After you’ve listened to your family member, you can ask questions about what they would like to be called. Your loved one may be…

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How To Tell Your Family That You Are Transgender

Posted by on 21 April 2015

Coming out to family and friends can be one of the hardest parts of transitioning. No matter how open-minded or supportive they are, it is virtually impossible to predict how our closest friends and family members will react when presented with unexpected news. One of the most common – and…

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How to Support Your Loved Ones During An FTM Surgery

Posted by on 5 March 2015

Going through an FTM surgery is a transition for everyone in the family, but especially your loved one having the procedure. Offering your love and support is critical to ensure a smooth transition and to maintaining a healthy and happy mental state. Here are a few ways you can help.…

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