Coming out letter to parents

By , December 22, 2008 11:57 am

Here’s the coming-out letter that, with slight modifications, went out to the parents of my highschool class, the board of directors, and the rest of the teaching staff:

To the parents of [the class],

We want to make you aware one of our instructors had a conversation with [the class] members today where she explained she identifies as transgender. In general, transgender means people whose physical genders do not align with how they see themselves.  Specifically, this means that R, who previously used the name J, identifies as a woman, not as a man. In addition, she is transitioning, which means she is moving from presenting herself and interacting with the world as a man to doing so as a woman.

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I hate myself for it…

By , December 22, 2008 12:16 am

…but when interacting with other trans people, particularly trans women, I try to read them. It really makes me feel disgusted with myself, and I’m trying to stop.

-R

(I’ve noticed this for a while, but particularly as I was watching the very-enjoyable Trannystar Galactica videos on YouTube.)

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