Tag: Travis


I am terrified to reveal my true sexual identity

For about three years now I've been attempting to come to terms with my issues concerning gender and sexuality. I am fifteen years old, and have fully accepted myself as being born in the body of a woman but having the mind and spirit of a man. I've felt nothing but confusion and pain ever since I came to terms with this. I can't stand my body, and I want things to be corrected as soon as possible. The thing is, I am absolutely terrified of telling my friends and family about my feelings and desire to change the person they know. Neither group is very understanding when it comes to sexuality and things like that. I've dealt with severe depression, and still do, mostly because of my gender identity problems. So I have a therapist, and he understands...but has no words to help this fear. I'm scared that they'll disown me, or that I'll be the complete screw up of the family and they'll all be ashamed of me. How do I get over this fear and just come out with it?!