TRANS ETIQUETTE FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
DON’T be offended that they haven’t come to you sooner. This initial move is about your loved one, not you. You can process your feelings later on.
DON’T spread the news without approval. This could be an irreparable breach of trust.
DON’T badger for a specific gender identity label. Coming out is not a destination and it could take some time for a label to feel right, if it ever does. Instead, ask about happiness levels.
DO offer to help with practicalities. Offer to research capable GPs, therapists, free online counselling. And find out about community support groups where there will be an advanced understanding of where your loved one is at.
DO research, and share information in a non-pressuring way. This will help to keep communication open, honest and informed.