Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Have Transgender Children

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 20 People

    My Intro

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 2 Responses Jul 27, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    On The Poll

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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    New Member

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My 14 year old announced last week

    that she has not felt like anything but herself not a gender but when she does it is weeks of feeling like she is male. I can't even begin to understand it but want to support her, she announced that she would like to be a male. I have already spoke with the school and they...
    normil normil 36-40, F Aug 27, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I figured it was time to tell more about myself for my profile so here it is. I have two adult children that are dependant on me. My daughter is 23 and has aspergers, my son is 21...
    CallMeKee CallMeKee 51-55, F 5 Responses Apr 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have for years fought my conscience as to what would/will make me happy in life. I have a partner of 18 years who will not accept me if I transition from MtF. It sounds tough...
    PaulHinlondon PaulHinlondon 36-40, M 5 Responses Apr 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Are the anti-spankers right ? When we look at statistics and general debate in society, it seems clear that more and more people turn against spankings as a tool for parents to...
    LauChar LauChar 46-50, M 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Grommit has what she needs more or less and is happy. A couple sliding last night. They catch me so I catch them. Haul them up the slope. This morning further chats and then a...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Please don't judge. I feel as awful making that statement as you do reading it but it is honestly how I feel. I am 41 years old and have been married for 11 years. My wife and I...
    kydadof2 kydadof2 41-45, M 1 Response May 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't really have much of a story. I have raised children and step children; I am now raising my 10 yo granddaughter, and when she looks at me with pretty brown eyes and says...
    Bobp51 Bobp51 61-65, M 5 Responses May 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm don't even know where to start but I have a son who is almost 22 years old. I had him when I was 17. His father and I got married and had 3 more children after him then...
    Momto6kids Momto6kids 36-40, F 15 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have 5 children even though I am very young. I'm lucky to have my husband to help me out with them and we all get along really good. Our eldest is 5 (nearly 6) her name is Aimee...
    ElleTheLizard ElleTheLizard 18-21, F 10 Responses May 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Ashamed I have been in an 8 year relationship with a monster. I have no children or marriage with him, yet he somehow keeps me in this twisted drama filled nightmare. I am getting...
    Beanss14 Beanss14 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was just diagnosed with AIH and i already think there has to be another way. These medications are terrible. I have two children and am 22 years young. I feel so upset about...
    mnkshow mnkshow 22-25, F 1 Response May 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was diagnosed with pcos at 12, and am now almost 21. I have had very abnormal periods lasting long amounts of time. But since about 2012 I haven't had a normal period. I was...
    CathyNEric13 CathyNEric13 18-21, F 2 Responses May 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I know in today's day and age, getting married in your early 20s is a bit of a stretch. But I'm old fashioned. One of my main goals is to be married by age 25 and have my...
    sunatdawn214 sunatdawn214 18-21, F May 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Dear coworkers, 1. I use to be exotic dancer. 2. I DO have a husband who I have been married to for 21 years. The reason he is not with me is because he's been in prison for the...
    CocoaBelle CocoaBelle 41-45, F 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My fake Mother cussed me all day today. She took advantage of me and I became angry because she has a whole world of friends when because of her, I have nothing. To learn more...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F May 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Let's just assume that you've read my recent posts where I described how my wife is beginning to acknowledge the presence of my feminine self. Let's also assume that you understand...
    JessicaDale JessicaDale 51-55 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Talking with my Pastor I happened onto this Experience Group and have been reading the posts and comments. I especially found the letter to the pastor to be very heart felt...
    VelvetKay77 VelvetKay77 51-55, T 5 Responses May 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It was towards the end of last summer when the most amazing thing happened to me. Of course I know the exact day. It was Aug 3. I had been on my own for some time- Feb of 2012 to...
    Sugasug Sugasug 41-45, M 8 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    What Happened The Night My Little Girl Was Beat To Death By My Husband According To My Then 12 year old Son- "He grabbed her by the arm and picked her up by it and was hollering in...
    CocoaBelle CocoaBelle 41-45, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    One cannot deny the increase in the rate of transgender deaths or suicides to be more precise and while not every person might not readily accept or feel comfortable with the fact...
    deepakrajput deepakrajput 22-25, M Apr 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Wow So much has happened in the last year (since 5/1/2014) the day first saw my therapist and she said those fateful words “oh it sounds like you may be transgender.” I’d...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 3 Responses May 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    As with any transgender starting in at 2 months of there transition things get hard, some harder than most.. as for me i live in long beach California in a bad part of town filled...
    papaKwolf papaKwolf 22-25, M May 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm Jack, I'm 16 years old, I live in Canada, I'm a Transgender person, I'm very shy and awkward and Social anxiety. I'm A MTF (Male to female). I have a lot of dreams in it I'm...
    Jack9991 Jack9991 18-21, T 10 Responses 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Is it possible to always have been transgender but you and or your family has made you repress it because they don't support transgender people? Because I only started thinking I...
    Amichelseaoramichris Amichelseaoramichris 18-21, T 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    pt 2 , from the other experience i posted this is more up to date , this part is basically what my life is like at a new school as a transgender for 1 week. 2 weeks ago i was at...
    louisenufc louisenufc 13-15, T 2 Responses May 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    hi, im alyx, im a 15 year old transgender. i relised i was transgender when i 12. i was on youtube and a ftm timeline came up. i felt so happy that everything now made since, but i...
    SpideyAlyx SpideyAlyx 13-15, M 3 Responses May 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Dear any mtf Transgender. please read my hopeful message and reply if you are interested. I wanna tie up with mtf transgender in my life. I will stay rest of my life with her. I...
    suresh9015 suresh9015 22-25, M Apr 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    A transgender teen voted prom queen!' I love this story and I had to share it!! http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/transgender-teen-crowned-prom-queen-utah-school-article...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 5 Responses May 1

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I just can't stand when people call transgenders "it's" or "he-she" or "she males". They have a pronoun (or maybe none at all) that they would like to be called. If you're unsure...
    HelloLovelyPerson HelloLovelyPerson 18-21, F 11 Responses Apr 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My friend Oliver is transgender I love him to death. I met him as a girl, and I have to correct myself all the time and say his real name not the girl name he was born with. It's a...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I just loveeee transgenders call me crazy but yeah. I live next to one and grew up with one and they are amazing to have around. I don't care what people say I find they are the...