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Dear Alice, I am a girl, in love with a transgender guy.He was born with the wrong parts, but is truly the kindest person I have ever met.What potential risks do you foresee in telling them?How would Adam feel about your parents knowing he is transgender?Ultimately, you are in the best position to understand your own sexual orientation. Sexual orientation is part of human diversity and the words you use to describe your sexual orientation (e.g.lesbian, bisexual, heterosexual) are completely up to you.Now, on to the question about what to tell your parents: You mentioned they may not be supportive.
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However, the decision to talk about Adam’s gender with others may be a conversation the two of you have together first.
For more resources on transgender identity and dating, see the related Q&As.
Is there any concern they might “out” him or cause major difficulties for him — or for you — if they knew?
If you decide to have a conversation with your parents, there are resources available, such as PFLAG, that can help explain transgender identities to parents.