14 March 2009

Coming Out

So last night I was talking to my sister K about transsexuals, hoping to find out how she felt about the subject and find a way to break the news to her. She is a very open-minded person (especially for not even being out of high school yet in a very conservative town) and I felt that I would be more able to gauge my family's reaction based on her reaction. I hadn't really intended to come out to her at that time. I was just going to give her time to digest what we were talking about and have a few more discussions before I told her. However, things didn't really work out like I had planned. After talking for a little bit, K came right out and asked me. So I told her yes and also that I wasn't ready to tell the rest of the family. She assured me that she wouldn't say anything. She asked a few more questions and told me she was maybe a little shocked but proud of me because she didn't think she would be able to do what I am doing. Also works out for her that she is very much a girl... We talked for a little bit longer and she told me she loved me before we both signed off for the night.

So far, things are going well in terms of coming out to the family. Hopefully they continue to go well. I am expecting the most opposition from my grandma... We'll see how everything goes. Still don't know how I am going to tell them. At least with my sister, we have already talked about equality and gays and lesbians so it was a little easier to find an opening. Here's hoping everything goes okay...