Are you Sure?

If transgender issues are foreign to you, it’s okay to admit that. You don’t have to know all the answers. You can simply acknowledge, “I honestly don’t know what you’re going through and I’ve never dealt with anything like this before. But your journey is important to me. Let’s keep talking so you can help me understand.” Ultimately, remember to focus on affirming this person you care about and frame your questions with care so they will feel respected, valued, and loved.