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I Have Transgender Children

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    Hello! My name is Jenn Burleton and I am the the Executive Director of an organization called TransActive Education & Advocacy. Though we are based in Portland, OR, we provide education, support, advocacy and research services to families of transgender and gender non...
    JennPDX JennPDX 56-60, F Dec 10, 2009

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    I Popped In For A Visit Tonight After Work.......

    .......because last night, I couldn't reach her on the home phone and couldn't get through on her mobile. I left a message on Live chat that I was worried about not being able to get in touch with her.  She came online this morning and assured me that she was fine, that Al...
    booklover56 booklover56 51-55, F Oct 21, 2009

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    Hi  I am Connie and I just joined this group referred by an internet person on a mom board.  I have a 13 yr old son who I have been taking to therapy for the past 6 months.  The therapist says this is not a phase.  The therapist wants him to start blockers and...
    ikeandconnie ikeandconnie 31-35 2 Responses Nov 7, 2010

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    Hmmmmmm........

    ......I am reminded, a little uncomfortably, I might add, of the story I wrote a while back in the "I am estranged from family members" group, where I expressed my satisfaction that my brother had made a stand for me at last when he went to visit my mother a short time...
    booklover56 booklover56 51-55, F 7 Responses Oct 25, 2009

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    Lucky you! I had a very feminine daughter

    for 25 years who has now been trans for 2 years Parents position seems very unimportant but this has turned my life upside down as automatic acceptance seems to be expected Love my child beyond my life but there is no realisation of the loss! Love always but will never call her...
    marza55 marza55 56-60, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I Never Thought That I Would Be Mother Of The Bride

     Well, I went out to the kitchen with the best intentions in the world of baking some biscuits to take with me on the round of calls I am planning to make this afternoon.  I made a start, truly I did but I was thinking about Miranda and Al so much that I couldn't...
    booklover56 booklover56 51-55, F 8 Responses Oct 8, 2009

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    I Knew It...

    My oldest, child, on paper at birth was female. At the age of 13 he realized that he was a boy. Everyone was shocked. Except me. I didn't consciously know that my oldest was a boy, but I was not at all surprised when I found out. I always said when I was pregnant that i was...
    WonderTeaGirl WonderTeaGirl 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 9, 2012

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    I Think About It A Lot..........

     ........and I used to get very depressed about it. When Miranda first told me that she had started taking the transforming hormones, it was probably about three months until I was able to tell anyone at work.  My Team Leader found me alone out in the tea room one day...
    booklover56 booklover56 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 13, 2009

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    I Don't Feel Like A Very Good "mother" Sometimes.....t

    In fact, I am hardly one at all sometimes. When Miranda and Al had their engagement party about 4 weeks ago, it was the housemate's mother who brought the mower round and mowed the grass for them.  It was this same woman, not me, who took MIranda shopping and bought her...
    booklover56 booklover56 51-55, F Oct 20, 2009

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    I Received A Letter This Morning

    from Miranda's father, my ex husband John. I don't know how long it would have been in that mailbox, which only ever receives junk mail, everyone else knows I don't use that one any more. But he's been trying to get in touch with me all week on my mobile phone, which hardly ever...
    booklover56 booklover56 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2009

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    On The Poll

    think it should be the boy that makes the choice
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M 1 Response May 9, 2012

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    I don't have any children of my own just yet, but when I do, I'll make sure they go nude in public as much as possible! Not only will this ensure they get lots of natural Vitamin D...
    happynnaked happynnaked 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I'm so happy that times have changed and it's possible for transgender children to become their true gender at such a younger age than I was able to. I am a girl. I've always...
    SaharaSands SaharaSands 46-50, T 1 Response Jul 7

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    The best thing about children to me right now is the fact that I can give them back to their parents. After watching them for so long, it's always a joy to be able to hand them...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Only if I knew then what I know now, I would never have had children. I married and started having children too young. Now I'm divorced. I stayed in a dead marriage for far too...
    mrussell76 mrussell76 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    Michael Angelo Longobardo was my soulmate...he loved to say he knew from the first time we spoke on the phone that I was the one. It took me a little longer to realize it tho. Mike...
    dmlongobardo23 dmlongobardo23 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I had to make a choice between 2 amazing men. A love triangle that I never should've put myself in. I chose the man I've been with for 12 years. We had a year long breakup. I met...
    Rojayazul Rojayazul 36-40, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    If life had a pink eraser.. I'd use it for 3/4 of my life.. Events and most of the people would ...poof, be gone. I'd choose a different direction but still have my children.
    Sunshine0615 Sunshine0615 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I have two children now who are still very young but I would love to have more. I think the biggest problem for us though is the fact that pregnancy and delivery is dangerous for...
    roseblossom90 roseblossom90 22-25, F Jul 16

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    Really embarrassing experience! I was in Singapore on holiday with another family. They have two children: a boy (Howard) who is my age, and a girl (Roxanne) who is two years older...
    Matt2704 Matt2704 18-21, M 6 Responses Jul 21

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    I am becoming a boy more and more everyday.:D I change my name of Facebook, I told everyone on Facebook I'm transgender. I bind with ace banged it hurts my back alots but I'm okay...
    crazyhyperkid crazyhyperkid 13-15, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I don't like small children. There, I've said it. Why? I find them annoying, cloying, demanding, messy and destructive. I can't talk to them about anything, and cannot stand...
    Petcentric Petcentric 56-60 2 hrs ago

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    Hello again! It has been a couple years since I posted on here. The first story I posted was back in May 2012 when I was just starting to figure things out: EP Link And the second...
    WildWolf711 WildWolf711 16-17, M Jul 18

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    I think I may be transgendered, I can say that without any problem. But I can bring myself to say I am transgendered. Because then what? I don't know thought of admiring I'm...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 3 days ago

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    It's taken me and my sister a very long time to realise that our mother is passive aggressive. We always thought our mother was selfish and wanted the world to revolve around her...
    Cupcakes95 Cupcakes95 36-40, F 7 hrs ago

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    I wanted to tell you all last night but I was to tired so here's what happened last night! I have been dating Kirk for about six months now and we have a great time together. He...
    JoMumOfFour JoMumOfFour 41-45, F 6 hrs ago

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    hello im kayla and ive only recently known that i am truly transgender(mtf) and i would really love to make other transgender friends
    kaylathetrans kaylathetrans 18-21, T 3 Responses Jul 8

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    I am a transgender boy. I came out to my parents when I was twelve and in grade six. I socially transitioned in September 2014, and started taking puberty blockers in March 2014. I...
    Robotboy100 Robotboy100 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    It all started with youtube. I started watching videos of gays and transgenders. I began watching HeartBeat. After awhile, I questioned myself. Am I really straight? Or gay? I...
    KayRocker KayRocker 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I'm not transgender but I recognize the fact that they are people and happen to be born in the wrong type of body. Not their fault. I recognize that they have rights or should have...
    ninathecat ninathecat 31-35 4 Responses Jul 9

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    Found a 'old' (2 months old) diary that I had a attempt at writing. so here it is: So I guess this is a diary, a place to write my feelings down. Might be helpful for me. Ugh I'm...
    Deathmage Deathmage 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    Im 14 I just figured out that im transgender I like girls, and girls only No i did not have a sex change thats transexuals My mom is a Christian, how do i tell my mom im...
    kbforlife kbforlife 13-15, T 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I can't tell my family I'm transgendered.
    Adamjones23 Adamjones23 13-15, T 2 Responses Jul 7

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    Any transgender want to talk? Dirty or clean.
    RacerX2 RacerX2 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    My friend is a transgender, and I wouldn't change her for the world! She is very close to me and only a handful of people know, so she trusts me muchly
    Zoewithoutthei Zoewithoutthei 16-17, F 10 Responses Jul 10

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    Being transgender sucks sometimes.. It makes finding a relationship near impossible. And just when you think your doing alright you hit rock bottom. Fml,..
    trebletrans96 trebletrans96 16-17, T 1 Response Jul 13

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    My body is male. But mentality , emotionally , and spiritually I am very female. Now I've crossdresser since I was about 5. I l've always like girls/women, I'm married for 21 years...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 4 Responses Jul 17

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    I'm not trying to be rude, but I don't really know much about transgender people. If someone doesn't mind explaining it all, like your mindset and how you feel, etc. I'm just...
    iSimplyAtheist iSimplyAtheist 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 19

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    I used to be transgender when I was in my teens. Some years ago, I started going through surgeries and procedures, including gender reassignment, to become a girl. And ever since...
    RockNRollX RockNRollX 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I would love to meet a transgender person around my age or older. I don't understand why they are treated so badly. Message me if you want to talk. :)
    chrissyboo123 chrissyboo123 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 20

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    Hi, I'm a transgender boy (FTM) I've socially transitioned and I take puberty blockers. I'm going into grade 8 in September. I would love to connect with other trans* people...
    Robotboy100 Robotboy100 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    I am a transgender boy or FTM, I've socially transitioned and take puberty blockers. I'm lucky that I've been able to transition so young. I would love to talk to some other trans...
    Robotboy100 Robotboy100 13-15, M Jul 23

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    I am a transgender boy myself, and I believe everyone is equal and deserves equal rights regardless of gender or anything else!
    Robotboy100 Robotboy100 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 23

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    Im Rachel, born and raised in michigan, I'm a m/f and currently 18, i knew i was different from all the other boys as a kid, i never felt like i fit in or liked all things other...
    tooshylove tooshylove 18-21, T 9 Responses 2 days ago

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    I went to the mall with my wife and daughter sunday. I was looking for shoes. I am transgender ftm. I look masculine but sound feminine. We go into a shoe store, and I see a...
    AATK AATK 31-35, M Jul 1

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    Just found an interview confirmation letter for my younger brother to talk to someone about feeling gender misplaced. I have gay and transgender friends and plan to be supportive...
    tinysnafu tinysnafu 22-25, M Jul 3

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    I went to see a transgender doc the other day and he prescribed me T. The pharmacy didn't have it so now I'm waiting to hear from them so I can go pick it up and start using it. I...
    Larsman Larsman 46-50, T Jul 12

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    Transgendered people are no different than a everyday normal person.. They still have a heart, legs, arms, eyes, nose, ears. I see them as just another person.
    MiaSnider MiaSnider 13-15, F a week ago

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