This matters to me because my brother wants to transition to be my sister. In the beginning we were all supportive – even my elderly parents . This period lasted two years and then as we began to learn more and question (especially me about women’s rights) my sibling grew aggressive.
Our refusal as a family to be bullied into thinking and accepting his normality without question led to huge rows and now he does not speak to us.
Worse, he has given very personal information about me to my ex husband (my marriage was one of coercive control) and he is using this to destroy me financially and professionally (I’m an academic).
I joined Groups on Facebook & Twitter and tried to educate myself in the issues.
Financially and as a family – My work is at risk from being named.
NS, Academic and feminist