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  •  My grandmother didn't go this far (8+ / 0-)

    but after my freshman year in college, she started going gender-neutral.

    The big one is what GI said -- just project an openness and understanding.

    And don't be like my mom -- I tried to come out to her when I was 12, basically in real time as I was sorting it out for myself. I really needed to talk about it.

    But she said no, I was too young to think about it much less talk about it, and don't bring it up until I'm older. It was twenty years before we finally openly talked about it again (long after we'd both -- along with everyone in the family -- long since taken it as axiomatic).

    Twenty years is too long to talk about the weather with your parents.

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    by harrije on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 04:33:05 PM PDT

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