Coming Out As Trans

Coming Out As Trans

Coming out is when you tell people that you are Trans.

  • Be sure that you are coming out at your own pace and that you are not rushing into situations where you are not comfortable.
  • At first, think about telling someone that you trust. You may help them understand Trans issues, so be prepared for some questions and only answer the ones you are comfortable with.
  • Ask people to refer to you by the name and pronoun you feel most comfortable with. Be aware that people may make mistakes with this, as it may take time for those around you to get used to your name and pronoun.
  • If you don’t initially receive a positive response, don’t panic – it can take time for people to digest what you have told them. If this happens, consider getting support for yourself.
  • Those that react badly may also need someone to talk to. Get in touch with us for support and information. We are a safe and non-judgmental environment for people to express themselves in their own individual way. If you need urgent help, you can find helpful numbers here.