I Have a Sibling Who Is Transgender

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    my sister is transitioning into a man.

    she has changed her name , removed her breasts and on hormones . I don't know what to call her .. she's not my brother ... my brother passed away ..she prefers I'm sure I refer to her as he.. or her by her new name after having her original name for 40+ years naming two children...
    challengerway challengerway
    46-50, F
    Jan 26, 2016

    my twin sister came out of the closet

    when we were in 8th grade, that's about 12 years old. She had spent most of her life in hospitals do to a stomach condition,have countless surgeries and Dr opts costing lots of money. Her personality growing up was happy go lucky and sweet, but along the line somewhere that...
    Shawnkatie Shawnkatie
    26-30, F
    Jun 26, 2015

    My sister who is only 16 has come out to my

    family as gender fluid a few months ago, and has recently told my mom that in the future she wants to take hormones to become a man. She has already picked out names she may want to go by. She wants to take the hormones as soon as possible since she doesn't want her body to go...
    G1121 G1121
    22-25, F
    Apr 2, 2016

    Today , my little sister texted me

    and asked me "have you ever wanted a brother?" She's always dressed like a tomboy. She only ever wears basketball shorts and band tees and she recently buzzed the side of her head as well. So instantly I knew what she was going to say next. She wants to take testosterone to...
    human234 human234
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 25, 2015

    This is more difficult

    than I thought. I don't know if anyone will actually read this, but I'll give it a try anyway. Recently, my family found out that my sister (16) felt she is really a boy. I completely supported him, I love him no matter what. It took my parents a little longer to come to terms...
    heyalex heyalex
    22-25, F
    Dec 7, 2015

    I found out my brother (biologically) is my

    sister around a year and a half ago. My sister didn't tell me herself because she thought i would reject her, so she got her girlfriend to tell me. I was brought up in a christian home, i didn't know what it meant to be transgender. It was one of the biggest shocks I've ever...
    whitehaven97 whitehaven97
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Oct 6, 2014

    My brother is Transgender,

    when my brother and i were little our parents got divorced and we had to move miles and miles away from our home with our mum, as we got older my brother didn't get along with my mum so he moved back home with my dad and it broke my heart as we were really close and still are...
    Hollie9 Hollie9
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2015

    Surreal....hoping For Support.

    Last Wednesday my brother confided to me that he is going to begin the process of transitioning to a female. He said that he's felt "off" ever since he could remember and this is what he has to do to be happy. I love my brother (sister?) and I'm 100% supportive of him - I truly...
    alycat75 alycat75
    2 Responses Dec 3, 2011

    For as long as I can remember,

    I've been an advocate for the LGBT community. I'm an active member of the gay-straight alliance at my high school, have attending multiple pride events, and have recently begun working with Planned Parenthood to educate my peers about LGBT issues. I, myself, identify as a...
    megsername megsername
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2015

    Some days I struggle with this more

    than others. A couple years ago, my brother came out as transgender. He wants to become a woman and to be my sister. It was a huge shock to me and my family. It's like you read about all these stories online and you never think that anything like that would ever happen to you...
    peacelovedream peacelovedream
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 2, 2015

    The Transition From Brother To Sister.

    Today I got a text from my little brother ( he is 20 i am 23) saying that he needed to tell me something. My immediate thought was drugs. He has been known to come home high all the time and has confided in me other drugs he has experimented with. So naturally, I thought he got...
    Lostandconfused24 Lostandconfused24
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2013

    Factoring In Transgender News And Learning Of White Privilege: It's A Hell Of A World

    I'm still crying as I write this post. It's not in a disappointing way, or an angry way (though if it out of anger it's only because I hate how much I have to be afraid for my family because of our society), however I'm sorry about this rambling, I just cannot seem to think...
    luminak luminak
    18-21, F
    Aug 29, 2013

    First let me express my deepest gratitude

    for this site, and this group. I'm a 23 year old female from the depths of one of the most religious and conservative places in the US. I bought into that line of thinking for awhile, until HS. I grew up different, always trying to change myself to fit in. My dad beat my mom, we...
    poliscinerd25 poliscinerd25
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 29, 2015

    My older brother has been wanting to be a girl

    for a few years now. When I first found out I had no clue how to react or respond, so I just cried. To me I'm losing my big brother who I've looked up to for many years. About a month ago we went clothes shopping, in the women's section. Now he will sit in his room at certain...
    Saiemnna Saiemnna
    Dec 31, 2015

    Today my brother told my dad

    that he’s transgender and that he has begun transitioning to a girl. Although this was accidentally slipped to me a couple of months ago by a friend of my sibling’s, I avoided mentally acknowledging it until I was officially clued in a week ago. My lack of proper pronouns...
    Jessa3 Jessa3
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Sep 29, 2014

    I just recently stumbled upon my older brothers

    I guess secret social media pages where he goes by maria. he's always been a little different growing up so I can't say I'm surprised. however I don't know how to handle this. I feel like he's getting ready to tell me what's going on but I don't want to push or anything. I want...
    hopefulsmiles hopefulsmiles
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 24, 2015

    Me And My Trans Brother

    I am the youngest of four of a traditional nigerian family born and bred in london and my eldest brother who's 10 years older then me is transgendered. He was always a tom boy growing up and since I was 6 from the time I got to know he wanted to go from FTM, it was never a...
    sundayschild82 sundayschild82
    31-35, M
    Nov 27, 2013

    Brother, You Want To Become My Sister?

    Wow. It hasn't even been a year since my brother told me he was transgender, and it's already been harder than I have ever imagined. Last Thanksgiving my brother sent me a text saying he had something to tell me, but that I would have to bring it up to him because he was too...
    Lovejamie Lovejamie
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 8, 2012

    My sibling recently came out to me

    as trans, the rest of my family all knew before me and apparently my parents didn't want him to tell me. They haven't taken it well. I think I am just really confused because I never would have thought it and in my head he is still my big brother. I also feel guilty that I didn...
    blueberrysro blueberrysro
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 12, 2015

    I have a sibling who is currently transitioning.

    I have known about it for almost two year and have been struggling with it ever since. This whole situation is still very raw. For the past year and a half I have just ignored it, but lately have been trying to deal with it in different ways other than internalizing it. I want...
    jennasiet jennasiet
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 18, 2015

    This is part 3, here is part 2 EP

    Link Anyways I wanted to say that after a while of searching for websites and sending them to my parents and talking to them, Danica can finally become daniel, great :) and got a hair cut and my old clothes. Tbh daniel looks very much like a boy especially with that naturally...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 9, 2015

    I'm Just A Kid.

    I'm only 13. My big sister is 15. She has always been a tomboy. She cut off her hair that I have always been jealous of into a pixie cut. She wears clothes from the men's section. She wears boxers. She doesn't shave her legs. Etc. My parents and I just thought she was a tomboy...
    striderbemine striderbemine
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Aug 24, 2013

    Brother Becoming Sister

    I just found this site when I was trying to learn a little bit about transgenders and thought it might be helpful, I've learned recently that my brother wants to become my sister. I'm so confused though, because outwardly I have never seen any signs. I'm older than my brother...
    confusedandtrying17 confusedandtrying17
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Sep 15, 2012

    I Don't Agree

    My brother came out to me as transgender. I love him and I will stand by him whatever he decides but I do not morally believe in getting the sex change operation (srs). I first was fully supportive of him but I couldn't stop thinking about it. It started affecting my mood and I...
    runningawayfrommyproblems runningawayfrommyproblems
    Nov 13, 2012

    My Sister Is Now My Brother.

    My town is pretty small, so anyone knows everyone. In the high school, someone could be lesbian, gay, or bisexual, and everybody (except for a select few) would be supportive about it. I've been okay with LGBT for years, supporting anyone that wanted to come out. More power to...
    Machtiron Machtiron
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Jul 27, 2010

    I have done everything

    and more and he still wants to die. When my brother came out as FTM you couldn't ask for a more supportive family. My mother and I bought him a new wardrobe, we got his hair cut. I almost immediately got used to calling him by his chosen name and haven't made a mistake in months...
    imitosis imitosis
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 4, 2014

    I have a 20 year old transgendered sister

    (former brother). They came out as transgender and started taking hormones about a year ago, having formerly identified as queer. They have caused a lot of pain for myself and my family throughout the years, not due to being trans, but due to having anger and mental health...
    patty1004 patty1004
    26-30, F
    Mar 2, 2016

    My Brother Is Transgender

    I use the word "him" because he has not yet made a transition, not because I haven't accepted this. Also I'm a boy, 15 years old. When my older brother was in high school, he was rather antisocial and uncommunicative inside and outside the house. Inside the house, he rarely left...
    negridt negridt
    13-15, M
    10 Responses Jan 4, 2013

    My 11 year old "sister"

    who told me she believes she's a boy with a female body. I don't know if I should use she but my younger sibling has only came out to me and a few friends so technically still living as a girl so I dunno. She wants her name changed to Daniel, her current name it Danica. She...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jul 8, 2015

    My sister is (hopefully) going transgender.

    S/he has a lot of friends who are also, and my dad is nervous that it is a desperate attempt at making more friends. He doesn't really support her feelings, and I am scared. What do I do?
    NerdyPrincess NerdyPrincess
    16-17, F
    Nov 14, 2015

    My Sister's Soon To Be My Brother

    About a year and a half ago, my sister told me she might be bisexual. I reacted calmly, telling her that I didn't care what gender she was. Then about six months ago, she started wearing more boyish clothing and cut her hair short. I just thought it was a phase of her...
    girlonfire7 girlonfire7
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Mar 14, 2012

    It was not long ago that i found out my brother

    is now going through the transgender process. We live in different states and the last time i saw him was when he was still male. Im nervous. Anyone else going or have gone through this.
    aims1991 aims1991
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 16, 2014

    My Sister Became My Brother

    I considered myself open-minded and accepting of other people's choices in life. I had three siblings - two brothers and a sister. One of my brothers was gay, and my sister was a lesbian. When I was in my late teens and early adulthood, I had a lot of exposure to gay culture, and...
    deleted deleted
    16 Responses Jul 18, 2008

    My Sister Wants To Be A Man.

    but heres the kicker.... we're twins. we are 3 min apart. in 8th grade she came out as a lesbian. i am a very open minded, and had no proble with her being gay. but for some reason im having trouble coming to terms with this. i know its because our relationship has always been me...
    bedifferent123 bedifferent123
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 20, 2010

    I Have A Trans Sister

     Hello, My name is Ali and I am 28.  I live in San Francisco.  My sister (MtF) transitioned about seven years ago. While I now totally embrace her and the transgender community, for years I struggled internally and often alone. My sister went through a period of...
    alihoward alihoward
    24 Responses Nov 10, 2009

    My younger sister was born male however she was

    never comfortable as a male. When she was very young she acted in a very female manner when she went to school was forced to act male. It was eating here up and I had no idea what the issue was. i caught here wearing my panties and that's when it all came out. I was relieved to...
    alisonlefem alisonlefem
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 18, 2014

    My Brother Is My Sister

    My brother Michael was born when I was four years old. I was super happy to have a brother because I knew he would be able to help our dad with manly things. But as time went by at thought went away. Michael didn't really act like a boy he acted like a girl. He would put on...
    beautyisjustaword beautyisjustaword
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jun 23, 2013

    I am 17 years old and my brother--well I should

    say sister is 20. My brother was always different. He'd play with my pink blanket, play dress up with me, and despise going swimming because he'd have to take off his top. I knew he was different but I just thought he was gay. When I found out he was transgender it didn't even...
    ntomfohrde ntomfohrde
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 28, 2014

    Ok so I came across this site

    when I was searching the internet for people in a similar situation to me... 3 months ago my sister msgd me to tell me that she now feels that she is a man and has been to the doctors for hormone injections and counselling and will eventually have top surgery and have a name...
    Puppyprint Puppyprint
    31-35, F
    Apr 21, 2014

    ok so i have wrote this before EP Link ok

    so there is an update, well my "sister" has recently turned 11 (the end of june) and since then my mum was trying to teach her how to apply make-up. you can quite imagine the gender dysphoria s/he feels when s/he gets out with a face FULL of make-up. Well this year was the last...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jul 25, 2015

    My Brother Just Told Me He Is Transgender

    Last night my brother asked me if we could talk. This took me off guard because my brother never really reaches out this way. We are closer to each other than to anyone else in our family but we still don't have in depth conversations. This worried me especially because he couldn...
    lunarice09 lunarice09
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Oct 11, 2013

    I have a Sibling who is transgender.

    My sister Lily,14, told me and my other siblings in January that she is a boy trapped in a girls body. Lily is now Leo and is currently transitioning from female to male. I am so so proud of him and I joined this site to share my experience, to get advice from other siblings of...
    EvieGrace1 EvieGrace1
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 15, 2015

    I'm having a hard time.

    I found out that my older brother is transgender about a month ago. he is already taking the hormones to become my sister. I will no longer be the only daughter in the family. his name was Aric, now it's Erin.. I'm very supportive and accepting towards her but I'm having a hard...
    nakedofaname nakedofaname
    3 Responses Nov 20, 2015
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