I am proud of many things, but the one think I’m truly proud of is finally discovering and finally being happy with who I am. I currently 19 years old and identify as transgender(ftm) and being bisexual. I’ve known for about 4 years now which is how long I’ve been out to my friends and I’ve been out to my family about it for about a year.
I know some might not really understand or not accept it, but it’s okay. I know it will take them a while to finally get there or get there one day. If they don’t, that’s okay too. Being this way, it wasn’t a choice if mine, it never is, but I’ve learned to accept it and embrace to be truly happy to be part of the LGBTQ+ community, to have others like me and allies who love and support me for who I am. I am proud to have gotten the help I need, to seek therapy to help me push through my journey in hopes of being able to transition one day and finally get to see that boy I look at in the mirror and let him explore the world to be happy.
Story submitted by Darren.