By - Vincents_Hope
don’t treat him differently than you would a cis guy. That’s the best thing you can do
When I came out, my sister was very rude about it even considering she’s apart of the LGBTQ community. I think I would’ve wanted someone who supported me and used the right name and pronouns when no one else did. I would’ve enjoyed to be able to talk to her and have her understand. Help me out with binders or things. The simple stuff.
Thanks for sharing your experience. I’m really sorry your sister didn’t give you the support you needed. It’s painful when family doesn’t genuinely accept you. I’ll definitely try to be a listening ear.
Thank you, good luck with your “brother”
I probably wouldn't talk much to him. Just a vague offer of support and if you find resources that are appropriate send them. I'd feel a bit uncomfortable being 22 and trying to befriend a 17 year old. Or being a 17 year old befriending a 22 year old
Yeah, I definitely get how it could seem weird. We kinda did grow up together, though. We met up once a few weeks ago and really clicked and he said we should meet up again, though idk if it was more of an off-handed polite thing or genuine. We had a great conversation and he said I seemed openminded. So given that context I don’t think it’s weird to build a friendship.
I’m 18 and don’t find it weird. I have plenty of friends who are older than me and sometimes relate to them more than people closer to my age.
Thanks for your input on this. I really do not want to come off to him like I’m being weird. I had friends up to 3 years older than me very consistently from the time I was 12-15 or so. I actually didn’t really have close friends my age til high school, I’d say. I had a hard time relating to people my own age as well when I was younger.
Helping him find age appropriate trans youth groups or support groups as an example wouldn't be weird.