Our expert says:
<br>Joshua, <br><br>What I want you to keep in mind are: you might be able to tell me you know about you, being trans, "different" or feeling like a boy for a very long time, or since you can remember, but your dad only have this confirmation for the last 7 and 1/2 weeks. It is a lot of information to digest for any person, and even more for parents. <br><br>He being gay doesn't automatically count for an "easy ride" as like with the rest of people gays and lesbians are as misinformed or ignorant about transgenderism as anybody else. I do not want to sound horrible here, that is unfortunately the truth. They don't know automatically more just because they are gay. Remember that is about sexual orientation and transgenderism is about gender identity. To explain that even more: a FTM person can for example be gay, or a MTF can be lesbian.<br><br>You need to be the person informing your dad with as much as possible information about transgenderism. "Knowledge is power" once he knows more, and are content that you are not just going through a phase, he will be able to make peace with it, and most possible even support you.<br><br>You can feel welcome to let your dad contact me; I will gladly correspond or meet with him. There will also be a very good workshop in Cape Town on the 18th of November with the theme: "Gender Diversity Awareness" Anybody can contact me about that for more information.<br><br>Alternatively you can ask your dad to have a look at the following article: http://www.dcchildrens.com/dcchildrens/about/subclinical/subneuroscience/subgender/guide.aspx
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