So I'm just gonna post this little throwback to last year as I haven't been able to take any pictures lately because of my illness fucking me up and causing me some serious pain.I posted on my story a couple of days ago I was going to talk about my coming out story, but Instagram deleted everything I wrote 💔 so I ended up not doing it but I'm going to talk about something similar here.I came out last February and my experience, although I got some support... Wasn't great. Unfortunately my home environment isn't the best, but I'm hoping my parents keep to their promises and if I still feel this way at 21 I can officially start looking into surgery and possibly even getting my name changed to Rex.I was born female. My name isn't Rex, although it has some relation to it. But I get deadnamed constantly, and because my parents are so old (non-binary is a new term to them, and they don't understand transgender that well) it's forever a battle to explain anything to them, so I continue to constantly bottle it up and ignore it. I know me /being/ like this worries them, because they don't want me to make any mistakes, and I understand that which is why I'm positive they'll support me when I am a full adult.I still have friends that deadname me. Again, I ignore it. I'm forever correcting them, correcting the pronouns they use for me... but... I partly give up.However, I don't want this to be a sympathy story lmfao 💔💔 because there has been so much good to come out of the past year, from the support of my best friends and my new friendships. I honestly never used to have friends within the LGBTQ+ community, no one ever used to understand how I felt. I never had friends who would treat me like I wanted to be treated.I have a mix of friends now. From trans to cis and each one of them treat me perfectly, which is weird... I never thought I'd have that. I never thought I could have a cisgendered male friend who would also be comfortable in treating me like a boy, as well as addressing me like such even if I'm not overly masculine. And for people to always be there by my side, offering support is just... Amazing.I've never been so happy.