Given his past statements, I have no doubts that what he's alleged to have said is accurate. He is a disgrace and needs to be gone, even before his boss is.
Greetings Markjvp. Your intro was fine. Telling our family, especially at a young age is fraught with peril so I can relate to your story. I am guessing you are about 16 so you still have some time to go before you graduate High School and can move out on your own, or go to college. I know the time seems long, but in reality it's not. Focus on your education as it will sustain you for the rest of your life.
As to starting transition, if that is your goal, a couple years will not make a huge difference. You want to remain at home where you have a roof over your head and meals to eat. Don't do anything rash. Your family may or may not ever get "fixed" as this is their choice to understand. Your choice is to be the best you that you can be. Look around there are other stories like yours here.
This is so good to read that you have found the way to sobriety that suits you. You have so much to be happy and grateful for, especially for the inner strength you posses. Yeah for you! You will get over your shyness and insecurity in due time. I believe in you. Your sponsor sounds like a caring person.
Mmmm. I see it all the time. Christians feel attacked by Atheists. Atheists feel attacked by Christians. Gays feel attacked by straights. Straights feel attacked by gays. Trans-people feel attacked by cis people and vice-a-versa. The tendency to tribe is natural, and I am not sure it is entirely driven by some ancient arms race, but it is certainly there.
I used to work in a game store. People would come in to use our tables for their D&D games. I've seen tons of different types of D&D games. If you're not familiar with Dungeons and Dragons, it is part game and part story telling. In the game, the players are faced with all sorts of moral dilemmas. Do we attack the big ugly ogre guarding the imprisoned princess, trick him into going away, or bargain with him. As part of the game, you decide whether your character is good or evil, and you are expected to play your character accordingly. What I discovered was two things:
1) the groups which were most successful were the one's who shared the same overall world view. These were the groups who stayed together the longest, played most often together, and were most harmonious in their play.
2) Different people have very different definitions or concepts of what is good and evil.
This lead me to observe other types of social groups. Lots of social groups are arranged around common interests, like sports, coin collecting, Amish bluegrass music translated into Japanese, or whatever. More importantly, groups are places where people practice and affirm a shared world-view in each other. The more they are aligned with each other's world-view, the more successful and harmonious the group. Throw a person in, who shares the same base interests, but has a different world-view and conflict will arise, ending in the odd person being forced out or leaving on their own accord.
The problem comes when groups are so attached to their shared world-view, or individual identities are so connected to their world-view that people participate in confirmation bias. One of the biggest problems in American politics is all sides have their source of information carefully filtered for them, where they see only the stories which reinforce their world-view and are often not exposed to information which would challenge their world-view. People will deliberately remain ignorant to hold to their 'side.' Leftists like the stories of gun-toting hicks saying stupid things on the news, while the right likes the see the liberal who is so out of touch with reality they don't know north from south, and both side are saying "See! See! My side is better!!!" When you go to either side, and say "No, you misunderstand. Let me clarify," the response is akin to children plugging their ears and chanting "La La La La!" to drown out a contrary view. This is intellectual dishonesty in its deepest form and reprehensible in most cases.
This is the threat to the LGBTQIA+ community, not those who are just ignorant or afraid, but those willfully and dishonestly ignorant and afraid, and just as much to the extent we are also willfully ignorant and afraid.
I am an "honorary aunt" to Zoe Luna who is playing one of the roles here, the others are Trans girls as well.
I haven't been around here much lately, for that matter on Inet much, But I've been just dying to share, where I'm at today, and that is full of gratitude. I passed 2 years back in July, That's big, but life today is huge. I was in recovery some 20 years ago when transition started. Coming out wase, "Thatcatastrophic, and after too much struggle, I used, that was the only way I could see an end to my pain. Well, that didn't work, and tried recovery a couple more times, but put my dysphoria on the back burner, get clean, then back to transition was my thinking, well, that didn't work either. After 10 more years of active addiction, I really understood, addiction, I checked into rehab, and told them right off, "I am trans" No back burner this time, just a raucus plowing into Step1. Now, 2 years and a couple months later, I'm still clean and am going to a women's retreat for the whole weekend. Yes, my shyness and insecurities are just screaming, but that's disease. I am secure in the love of the fellowship. My sponsor and her sponsor will be doing a workshop on self acceptance. I am just soooo many things, scared, excited, shy, insecure, but for the most part, just absolutely grateful! This is such growth for me. I know many trans struggle with substances, addiction, and all the mess that goes with it, but there is a clear message :That an addict, ANY addict, can stop using, lose the desire to use, and find a new way to live
Goats are very cute. They almost remind me of dogs when they wag their tails and try to get rubbed on their heads. Baby goats are lots of fun and like playing. I once helped care for a weak baby goat and the poor thing just needed some human contact. It gained its appetite and in no time was walking around again. Once it was ok then the mother accepted it back but initially I almost think she was going to just let it die. It’s amazing how animals can express gratitude, friendship, and even love without saying a word. I don’t think i’v ever met an animal that didn’t like me. Maybe at first they would be a little leery but they usually would warm up. I truly believe that not just people have souls. How else can you explain a dog saying goodbye and then dying a couple days later? OMG, I’m fighting back tears. I always remember my animal friends. They have often been more real than people.
Welcome to TransPulse. Take a look around at the various forums and I'm sure you'll find answers to some of your questions. Feel free to ask questions, We'll do our best to provide answers.
I don’t really know how to introduce myself so I’m just going to say what my whole life has basically been. Well from the moment I could remember things which was when I was about 4 it started pretty good but soon when I was 7 things slowly went down hill for me sure I still live in a house but this family needs to get fixed also the transgender feeling started I think about the end of grade 8 which was about 2 years ago and it’s still with me and some things I like to do are play games and just hanging out with people if they’re the right ones for me also i don’t fully know if I’m trans so I’m trying to figure it out still.