‘MY PAR­ENTS WERE SUP­PORT­IVE OF ME’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Variety - —Sow my a Gupta, a train­ing of­fi­cer at the Hums a far Trust; he had a sex-change op­er­a­tion when he was 22, with the con­sent of his par­ents and ex­tended fam­ily

I first re­alised I was a girl trapped in a boy’s body when I was just 12. It took me time to come to terms with my sex­u­al­ity. Even­tu­ally, when I did, I told my par­ents. I was around 17 at the time, so I told them grad­u­ally; I didn’t break the news to them all of a sud­den, as I didn’t want to shock them. Luck­ily, they weren’t sur­prised with my ad­mis­sion, be­cause they had been ob­serv­ing my be­hav­iour ever since I was a child. They were sup­port­ive of me. They of­fered me a neu­tral per­spec­tive, and ex­plained to me the good and bad as­pects of com­ing out. My par­ents’ only worry was what would hap­pen to me once they passed away. Over time, they started con­vinc­ing my ex­tended fam­ily to sup­port my de­ci­sion to come out. Even­tu­ally, I won my bat­tle.

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