The European Tribune is a forum for thoughtful dialogue of European and international issues. You are invited to post comments and your own articles.
Please REGISTER to post.
I had a nephew who is now a niece. She looks so much happier than when she was a boy. She lives on the other side of the world, so I wasn't able to give them much support for the transition -- I would have liked to compensate a bit for the lack of support of their father, my brother.
It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue
- Queen Elizabeth II
I don't remember how you owe me rent from a Paris stay, but I'll take that debt :P I may even collect it on a visit to Lyon...
As to your niece, all I can say is this. A remarkable thing with trans folks seems to be how sad the eyes are in pre-transition photographs vs. how bright they appear post-transition. The eyes have it. Then, family is often the hardest group of people to deal with. Unfortunately family relationships are laden with a lot of expectations family members have of you, and often they can't let go of some of those expectations. And finally, even if she's all the way across the world, you can still be supportive just by staying in touch, which in the age of the internet is easier than ever. Of course expressions of genuine love and support also help, as does showing appreciation for the fact your relative is choosing to live more authentically than hitherto.
A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Frank Schnittger - May 23 2 comments
by Frank Schnittger - May 27 3 comments
by Frank Schnittger - May 5 22 comments
by Oui - May 13 65 comments
by Carrie - Apr 30 7 comments
by Oui - May 30
by Frank Schnittger - May 273 comments
by Oui - May 2712 comments
by Oui - May 24
by Frank Schnittger - May 232 comments
by Oui - May 1365 comments
by Oui - May 910 comments
by Frank Schnittger - May 522 comments
by Oui - May 449 comments
by Oui - May 312 comments
by Oui - May 29 comments
by gmoke - May 1
by Oui - Apr 30269 comments
by Carrie - Apr 307 comments
by Oui - Apr 2644 comments
by Oui - Apr 886 comments
by Oui - Mar 19143 comments