Even though my family knows I am bi, they still don't get that it is painful to hear them describe unwanted things as "gay", or calling people that they don't like as "fags".
sneak, 17, CACA
It is incredibly hurtful when our loved ones don't support us. Their non-support can come in many different forms. It can be outright rejection, refusing to acknowledge who you are as an individual, or using a part of who you are to refer to others in a negative light. It's hard to imagine the pain you must...
I have a lot of problems in my life right now. I feel like I have so much to deal with all at once- like some greater being loves messing with my life. Let me just put it out there.
My real name isn't Daniel, though I prefer going by it. I'm questioning...Daniel, 13, DenverCO
I have a friend who just found out he was really a woman. I love him still, or her, but I'm supposed to call him by masculine terms until his mother leaves, but when he asks me for advice, I feel at a loss.
This person has been my best friend since...Wynne, 17, KearneyNE
I've asked a question here before, but life's just gotten more confusing. Sometimes, I feel like a boy, sometimes I feel like a girl. My friend then explained that that's genderqueering or genderfluidity, which makes sense. But when I talk about it, I...Billie, 15, EvansvilleIN
I have a FTM friend (more like ex-friend, now acquaintance) who I got into an argument with a while back because I was "copying" him by having similar interests. For a while now, I've been considering cross dressing. Just...Justice, 15, Elk CityOK
For the past two weeks I've felt extreme dysphoria and depression. I've felt suicidal every night, sometimes during the day also. It is becoming extremely hard to handle but because it has to do with being trans (I'm not out) I'm afraid to...Morgan, 15, WashingtonDC
Hey, My name is Shane, and I was born a girl. My mom hates me for my feelings about being transgendered, and when I bring it up, she tells me she's sick of hearing about it. I hate my mom, but I would atleast like her to recognize...Shane, 12, ExcelsiorMN
I'm thirteen year olds and I've known that I wasn't really a girl since I can remember. Recently, I found out more about the trans* community and I identified with them. I now go as male among my friends. My friends are immensely supportive,...Sebastian, 13, OrlandoFL
This is really awkward. I know this is a bullying site mainly, but I really had nowhere else to turn. My name is Ulysses, but my legal name is Jade. I am a FtM transgender. And...I'm scared. No one knows about my gender identity....Ulysses, 15, MacungiePA
I came to terms with the fact that I was bisexual about a year ago. However, I have recently been questioning my gender identity. I am biologically female, and I do enjoy many traditionally female things such as painting my nails or having girls'...Anonymous, 16, SalemIL
Dear Trevor Project,
I’m trying to figure out if I am transgendered. In my early life, before puberty, I was very shocked to find out that a person is born one gender, and stays that way for the rest of their lives. I had always thought that one...Arlen, 22, OrlandoFL