A partner of mine just spent the weekend with her aunt, who is not one of the most accepting people in the world. This aunt has met me, but is not aware that I’m transgender, and has said some less than flattering things about transpeople. My partner is out to her more immediate family (mother and brother) but not her extended family (aunt, grandmother, cousin) and I’m pretty comfortable with this.
Do you believe we have a different responsibility about coming out to immediate vs. extended family members? Who do you think needs to know, and who doesn’t in your family?
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