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JaelynnN

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Coming out was not easy at first.My dad and I got into it a few times on me not opening up which I was holding it in not ready to do.Age 18 when I was living with dad a little bit,met some great transwomen that comforted me and also gave me advice.Told them my situation.All said I cannot hold onto this and needed to open up to my dad.Knew they were correct and I had to do the right thing.This was in 1997 a couple months I graduated from high school.It was after this group of transgender women I am good friends with now,dressed me as female going out with them.Finally one day I decided to see my dad and finally open up coming out.Came in,dad was in the kitchen finishing up putting dishes away.Told him we need to sit down and talk.We did at the kitchen table and told him I was ready to open up about something.Asked what it was and was ready.I looked at him and came out as transgender to him.Said he would adjust to the changes of an unhappy son become a happy daughter and has to this day.First time he met me as Jaelynn finally happy,called me Jaelynn and saw I was completely happy now

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Sounds like a wonderful dad. Congrats.

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On 7/20/2022 at 4:06 PM, Hannah Renee said:

Sounds like a wonderful dad. Congrats.

I am glad he took it well.

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