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Sistersister posted a topic in Family and Friends of Transgender PeopleMy brother just told me he thinks he may be transgender (he is still using He/Him pronouns). I love my brother more than anyone in the world, he is my best friend, and I'd do anything for him. I consider myself to be very open minded and I absolutely believe in trans rights and supporting and loving trans people. I've known and been friends with trans people over the years and I've never had any problem. But I'm struggling with my brother coming out. We were raised very religiously and with strong gender roles and so the family dynamic growing up was one in which he got to run and play and do anything he wants while my sister and I stayed behind to help clean or learn how to cook. My entire family has since realized the flaws in this system and we've turned away from it but I'm still having trouble. I spent so many years being jealous of how care free he could be, while I had to worry about changing his diapers. Being raised to be a caretaker is intrinsic to my experience as a woman, and how I relate to the other women in my life. How do I get over this and wholeheartedly accept my new sister?