I've gotten thousands of messages. Almost all positive. I try and read them all.
I came across one from the father of a teenage transgender girl and they lived in a city near by.
We met for coffee, he was positive, upbeat and confident. He also was concerned for his daughter. He accepted her completely, but was unsure of the world around her. He feared she might get rejected, or hurt physically. I was not sure that I could help, but I'm always up to listen and see. He told me of her history, and I told him of mine. I talked about how I came to understand that most fear, is just that fear. And it isn't real, it's perceived. When I stopped worrying about what others thought about me, and just acted normal, people did the same. Just being normal made it so.
Did I help him, and just as importantly his daughter? I don't know.
But what is important is that we did talk, and the more all of us talk, the better things will get.
And this is not just for transgender, but for everyone.