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 Topic: Help for someone who is new to transgender

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Carrie110  



Joined: 14 Aug 2007
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Posted: 14 Aug 2007, 3:28 pm    Post subject: Help for someone who is new to transgender Reply with quote

One of my best friends, Jonathan, just told me that he is transgendered. I have never known anyone that is, and so I know nothing about it, besides what I can find for myself on the internet. I have told him that I am completely supportive of him, and will always love him, no matter what, but that doesn't solve any of my ignorance. Does anyone have any advice about how I can be supportive to him, or any good websites/books/movies that will help me to learn more about what being transgendered means? I really appreciate any help anyone can offer. Thanks

-Carrie
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gennee  



Joined: 15 Sep 2005
Posts: 415
Interests: reading, writing, poetry, transgender issues, gospel, veteran's issues,jazz,education,religion,literature,Native-American and African culture,lighthouses,trails,castles,tractor trailers, playwriting, biograhies, electronics, bass guitar
Physical Location: new york

Posted: 15 Aug 2007, 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, Carrie. It's wonderful that you are supportive of Jonathan. A book I recommend is 'My Husband Betty' by Helen Boyd. It's a good read and will help you understand what being transgender is. A couple of informative websites I like are listed below. Good luck to you and to Jonathan. I'll post some more information when I get it.

Gennee

www.hrc.org
www.gsanetwork.org
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