Here's Exactly What My Siblings Did to Support Me When I Came Out as Genderqueer
I grew up the third of four children. We're all about a year and a half apart age-wise, so we were very close growing up. We fought and we formed alliances and we knew each other probably better than anyone should, but when I hit my 20s and discovered I was both bisexual and genderqueer, I was worried it might negatively impact our close relationship.
When I did come out to them, I was blown away. My siblings were unbelievably supportive, and they helped me in ways I couldn't have imagined. It made my transitioning so much easier to know they had my back.
In the hopes that other siblings can learn from my family and in the interest of just bragging about these three amazing people to whom I am related, here are a few of the things my siblings did to help me with my transition. (Note: in the above picture, I'm the one rocking the red velvet jumpsuit.)