Coming Out to Your Parents as Trans


Are you an adolescent or teen and want to come out to your parent(s)? In this video I go over some things to keep in mind, as well as really great resources you can use to help you along the way.

Links mentioned in the video:

Reader Q&A: I’m Transgender and Feel Totally Alone

Ally Moms

Parents’ Guide to Your Child Coming Out to You as Trans

The Trevor Project

Trans Lifeline

Do you have experience with this, as well as advice of your own to share? Please do so in the comments below!

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  • sabrina

    August 7, 2015 at 4:09 PM Reply

    Hi I was wondering if we could talk about this I’m. A 16 year old girl that wants to be a boy and I need some help

    • Dara Hoffman-Fox

      August 7, 2015 at 9:32 PM Reply

      Hi there! I’m afraid I can’t offer individualized help. However, I want to be sure you are aware of a resource called Ally Moms. This is a group of moms from across the world who all have transgender children, and they are available to offer love and understanding, to answer questions, or to just have a friendly conversation.

      Also, there is also Trevor Lifeline (866-488-7386) – it’s free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also ask for help on TrevorChat or TrevorText at

      Hope that helps!

  • Ashleigh

    March 9, 2016 at 2:13 PM Reply

    When I came out to my parents, at 18, back in 1973, my father said “You’re no son of mine!” and disowned me. Well, he was partly right, I am not his SON. 50 years later, I finally got to transition.

  • George

    March 10, 2016 at 2:08 PM Reply

    I actually came out to my school, who then went and told my parents before I was fully ready for them to know. And I wasn’t even there when the school told my parents. They could of at least let me be there.

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