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    Advice: Telling your parents you’re trans

    April 24th, 2010     by Katie Addelman     Comments

    Dear Shameless: I want to tell my parents that I’m transgender, but I’m scared of how they’ll react. What should I do? Gender is complicated. There are entire schools dedicated to its study, where people spend their intellectual lives trying to figure gender out. Cultural construction? Fact of nature? Psycho-social phenomenon? Fortunately, the average transgender person doesn’t have to have an answer to this question — it’s enough to know that, although you were born with … READ MORE