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I Have Transgender Children

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 18 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

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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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    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

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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 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 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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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

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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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    Related Experiences

    I am a mother of 4 children. 2 children wit my first husband and 2 with my second husband. My 16 year old daughter had been complaining of pain and swelling in her thumb for a...
    ratgirl73 ratgirl73 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    I don't have any children of my own but I can not imagine being able to abuse my own flesh and blood. I was never abused as a child by my parents but I was sexually molested by...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F Sep 30

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    As I sit here right now while my wife has gone grocery shopping for the family I think about how blessed I am to have the best wife in the world. We met under somewhat strange...
    handytim59 handytim59 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 11

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    You know who I am talking to and I have unblocked you for a time because unlike the friends you are deceiving, I will spare you from being the last to know what is going on. After...
    Joseph84 Joseph84 31-35, M 21 Responses Sep 28

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    I would like to have more children but it probably won't happen in this life.
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Sep 28

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    I have 4 children eldest is almost 15 yrs youngest is 10 weeks
    heather81 heather81 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 4

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    I have four children they are my world my eldest is my only son he is almost 15 diabetic since he was two is an absolute math wiz my next child a daughter almost 14 has her...
    heather81 heather81 31-35, F Oct 8

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    I have had epilepsy since I was 11. Its always held me back. I have social anxiety and anxiety about my seizures which doesn't help. I quit coolege and have sometimes been afraid...
    Grrrrgirl Grrrrgirl 22-25, F Oct 8

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    Another photo, and some stats on this amazing specimen of physical male beauty as well as his charisma, his humility and "joie la vivre" approach to life :)Born NameJoseph Jason...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 Sep 24

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    I have HS for 23 years now....before there was a name to what I had, I was too embarrassed to talk about it to anyone. My family doctor told me this was due to not cleaning myself...
    MsUnderstanding MsUnderstanding 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 24

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    I discovered that my husband had solicited a prostitute from Craigslist. They had exchanged numbers and he had given her a time and date to meet. When I confronted him about it he...
    Ann91708 Ann91708 26-30, F 8 Responses Oct 1

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    This is my first time doing anything like this. I have recently found out that my husband has been smoking heroin. Words can't even describe all the emotions that have come with...
    kdurgin11 kdurgin11 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 13

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    Idk dressing in my black hoodie and sweatpants and playing in the street sounds nice right now. Its dark and people drive far too fast on my street (its actually quite scary...
    CanYouHearTheSilence CanYouHearTheSilence 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I need help. I was married for 16 years dated my husband for 10 years prior. I am 43 He cheated on me twice, hit me and always verbally abusive. I have two children. I didn't want...
    Butterbug10 Butterbug10 41-45, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    It's just been recently that I can even be around pregnant women without being awkward. The idea of growing a human was too much for me. However, everyone seems to be ready for me...
    meganbreck meganbreck 26-30, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    The situation or series of situations we find ourselves in will bring us to a crossroads. They will shape us into who we will become, what we will believe in, and will either...
    Nunashamed Nunashamed 36-40, F 2 hrs ago

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    One of the many different decorative signs sold at Target: "Laundry today or naked tomorrow". A perfect sign to hang on the door of the laundry room, especially for those who have...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 1 hr ago

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    Changed my sexuality from man into transgender. Maybe I am not on hormones yet, but I'm seriously thinking about it. and beside that I dress like a girl at least three days a week...
    ChanelleCD ChanelleCD 18-21, T 9 Responses Oct 15

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    It is so hard to be transgendered. But it's even harder to be married, a father and also be transgendered. I love my wife more than anything in the world. I am afraid I'm either...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    He didn't take it well, which i can understand. But we talked about it, he said he wont mind me cutting my hair and dressing like a man, but if i start taking the hormones he wont...
    sarahrudolph44 sarahrudolph44 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    I think I might be transgender... I don't know what do, how to feel, what to wear!
    kandyCorn225 kandyCorn225 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 30

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    Hello guys! I'm transgender ftm. I love to make friends with all you guys, plz message me, I'm a good listener and I don't judge people. (I need to improve my English as well)
    LuckyLam LuckyLam 18-21 1 Response Oct 1

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    Today in my physiology class, we were watching a documentary on transgender kids. This boy keep saying home it's all the moms/parents fault for not setting up gender roles and for...
    NerdyBlondeChick NerdyBlondeChick 13-15, F 5 Responses Oct 7

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    I'm not going to lie, It has always been one of my fantasies to date a post-op transgender ^.^
    sancarn sancarn 18-21, M 5 Responses Oct 7

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    Being transgendered all i want is respact being treated fairly
    Slavegirlsamanthacat Slavegirlsamanthacat 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    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...
    Jessa3 Jessa3 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 29

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    When I say all types of women, I mean all types. :) I have to admit, there are several transgendered women that I am sexually attracted to. And even though she isn't one, I...
    9Fan 9Fan 26-30, M Oct 2

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    I can't say I'm transgender, because honestly I don't know what I am. I have numerous moments where I think I was. but despite the confusion these feelings give me, I can't deny...
    AlexRoss789 AlexRoss789 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 3

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    Some of the best people I have met on ep have been transgender. To me it doesn't matter what sex you are as long as your a good person!
    nyx39 nyx39 36-40, F 8 Responses Oct 3

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    Transgendered and gender fluid folk most be the most put upon in our society. Why this is beats me. It must be hart enough to have to deal with a mismatch between what you see...
    aussiesusan aussiesusan 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 4

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    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...
    whitehaven97 whitehaven97 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 6

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    I'm transgender. (Ftm.) I haven't told my (Catholic) family anything, but each day kills me to not to. I know they wouldn't accept me, and they'd probably also "pray for change. It...
    SleepyGamers SleepyGamers 13-15, T 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm so scared my husband will leave me to have children. He wants children, loves them, idolises them. I think kids are cute but I'm much rather enjoying seeing, learning and...
    CorruptedAngel CorruptedAngel 22-25, F Oct 4

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    I'm a wordy girl - I apologize in advance.... In my college English class my Prof asked us to write about the thing that scared us most in the world. I wrote about being afraid I...
    annaj5 annaj5 31-35 Sep 26

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    I am the mother of children with different fathers. Right away when people hear that, they think bad things. They judge incorrectly. I never actually thought I would be in this...
    Col308 Col308 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    Ever since I realized I was genderfluid, I felt so much more peaceful. It really helped me to have an inner peace, I feel this way even though I have told no one.
    Aquatack Aquatack 16-17, T 4 Responses Sep 23

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