Originally Posted by Serpentine
So apparently I have a transexual friend now? A friend from high school. I'm still somewhat ambivalent about him anyway, because he used to be a complete a-hole and a frequent liar. We talked about it a while ago and they said they've changed, but we haven't really had much contact since then and it's hard to shake 5 years of impression, y'know? And she's started hormones without talking to a psychologist (just an endocronologist), which makes it self-diagnosis which I'm opposed to in general anyway.
So yeah. Lots of ambivalence :/
But also support regardless. I mentioned this thread and some resources that've come up here a lot, in case she wants 'em.
Two quick things.
1. Trans almost always starts self-diagnosed. It's kinda how it works.
2. Living unsure about yourself and/or in the closed breeds instinctive lies While I don't know the specifics, I'm inclined to wonder how much had to do with that.