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Speaking of "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly", Eli Wallach died today. He was a great character actor, and one of his best known roles was in that movie.


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    • mochi90
      This is a seinen manga that has both a FtM main character and FtM side character. It depicts gender dysphoria at the onset of puberty.    For those of you who don't know, manga is Japanese comic books or graphic novels that are read from right to left. Seinen manga is catergorized as "men's manga" because it deals with more adult issues. There is also shonen (boy's manga), shoujo (girls manga), and josei (women's manga).    Hourou Musuko is available to read online at mangareader.net, and is also available in hardback format on Amazon. 
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      A bit of a twister for me Vicky, but I get the gist. Over here that would be less of an issue, although has occurred in some of the more religious schools. I think my thoughts attune more directly with most of the population here in attempting avoiding confrontation as being no real issue rather than even the presenting of pronouns, as Carolyn examples, which does actually raise the issue in the minds of some.   On a wider front, there is becoming very much increasing resentment here of minority groups getting dis-proportionate representation. That is working against, in this example, trans people, turning what may only be a tricky situation into a confrontation in the minds of people who would otherwise live and let live. In this the press, both good and bad, are probably hindering as much as helping.   Tracy
    • VickySGV
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      https://twitter.com/intent/tweet/complete?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nbcnews.com%2Ffeature%2Fnbc-out%2Flouisiana-governor-s-race-ad-takes-aim-transgender-rights-n1045176&text=Louisiana governor's race ad takes aim at transgender rights&latest_status_id=1164774685260701696&original_referer=URL&via=nbcnews     So nice to know that we serve a useful purpose as a political football and dog whistle for the right.  Trump will prob (no, will certainly) follow suit.   Carolyn Marie
    • Carolyn Marie
      I think your instincts are serving you well, hon.  They are telling you that danger lies ahead if you come out when you're not ready.  I have always counseled young people here, as have Vicky and others, that they should not come out to parents if there is even a 50/50 chance it won't go well.  There are too many things that can go wrong, and only one thing that can go right, and to me, that's too big a risk.  So my advice has been to not come out to parents unless there is absolutely no other choice, that waiting until you can at least make legal decisions for yourself is too much to bear.   Keep learning about this stuff; talk to people you trust, talk to us, read up on it, gather information that you can someday give to your parents to help them understand you.  You'll survive the next couple of years, hon.  We want to keep you safe, and happy.   HUGS   Carolyn Marie
    • VickySGV
      If she were to ask that face on, my suggestion is to say that you are trying to discover exactly who you are, and that it does take some time.  Perhaps that could be an opening for you to get some counseling about your Gender Dysphoria with the help of your mom.  In most U.S. states, since you are an adolescent, doctors and therapists for your age group cannot discuss gender issues or other specified issues with your parents without your permission, unless you are actively suicidal or thinking about harming another person.  The therapist can become your helper to communicate with your mother and maybe father when the time comes that you are ready.  You can politely  tell her that some comments are not helpful, such as "how girly your figure is" or things like that.  Thank her for being your parent, but tell her you on a a journey of discovery in your mind and will communicate with her as you progress.  I have 3 adult children and had to butt out of their lives for some of their goals, which were hard for me, even though they are all three cis/het.
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