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Posted by Marge Bouvier Simpson - 19-May-2019, 06:46 PM
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My daughter succumbed to this horrid brainwashing. It started around 2014, when she was 16. She became addicted to being on Tumblr. We tried to restrict her internet use as much as possible. We had NO idea that the transgender theme was so embedded into every corner of the Tumblr forums. She had NEVER voiced issue with being female or disliking her female body. Then one day there was a note on the bathroom counter, instructing us to use the male pronouns. It made absolutely NO SENSE whatsoever. She was still dressing in her pretty, feminine clothes, wearing makeup, jewelry and nail polish. I took her to numerous counselors. She never heard what she wanted to hear (affirmation of being a boy.)

Her closest friend was also doing the whole "I'm a transboy" crap and her parents were COMPLETELY gung ho to support her in that endeavor. That girl's older brother suddenly, at the age of 22 also decided he was trans and has now been taking estrogen for a couple years.

Our daughter left our home shortly after she turned 18 (Feb 2015) and has lived with that messed up family ever since. She didn't graduate from high school. She has yet to get a job. She'll be 23 in October.

Fast forward to December 2018. She was able to walk into Planned Parenthood and get a prescription for injectable Testosterone.

We've managed to keep some contact with her; only because we initiate it, but since the Testosterone we've only seen her 3x. The last time was mid March of this year. Since then she has ignored any text messages where I've asked her if she'd like to go out to eat with us or on a family outing.

The jack-ass parents she's been living with have had no problem with her living there, rent-free. They even put her on their cell-phone plan, when there was absolutely no reason to do so. And I can only surmise that they are paying for the testosterone.

I am a very liberal person, kind-hearted, gentle, forgiving, open-minded and accepting of others.

I have now come to learn I am quite capable of truly hating another human being (those parents and their kids....not my daughter.)
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Hi there. I'm sorry to hear about your family's troubles. Your daughter's story sounds so much like so many of ours, ie., tumblr addiction, being "validated" and even celebrated by people with good intentions and zero awareness of the harm, getting testosterone all too quickly from Planned Parenthood, of course with no psych counseling first and with any signs of psych or medical problems ignored.

If you haven't already, I hope you'll sign up to join the board as a member rather than a guest. In the members-only area of this forum, you'll find lots of support from other parents like you who are in similar situations.
Posted by - 13-May-2019, 10:52 PM
My daughter succumbed to this horrid brainwashing. It started around 2014, when she was 16. She became addicted to being on Tumblr. We tried to restrict her internet use as much as possible. We had NO idea that the transgender theme was so embedded into every corner of the Tumblr forums. She had NEVER voiced issue with being female or disliking her female body. Then one day there was a note on the bathroom counter, instructing us to use the male pronouns. It made absolutely NO SENSE whatsoever. She was still dressing in her pretty, feminine clothes, wearing makeup, jewelry and nail polish. I took her to numerous counselors. She never heard what she wanted to hear (affirmation of being a boy.)

Her closest friend was also doing the whole "I'm a transboy" crap and her parents were COMPLETELY gung ho to support her in that endeavor. That girl's older brother suddenly, at the age of 22 also decided he was trans and has now been taking estrogen for a couple years.

Our daughter left our home shortly after she turned 18 (Feb 2015) and has lived with that messed up family ever since. She didn't graduate from high school. She has yet to get a job. She'll be 23 in October.

Fast forward to December 2018. She was able to walk into Planned Parenthood and get a prescription for injectable Testosterone.

We've managed to keep some contact with her; only because we initiate it, but since the Testosterone we've only seen her 3x. The last time was mid March of this year. Since then she has ignored any text messages where I've asked her if she'd like to go out to eat with us or on a family outing.

The jack-ass parents she's been living with have had no problem with her living there, rent-free. They even put her on their cell-phone plan, when there was absolutely no reason to do so. And I can only surmise that they are paying for the testosterone.

I am a very liberal person, kind-hearted, gentle, forgiving, open-minded and accepting of others.

I have now come to learn I am quite capable of truly hating another human being (those parents and their kids....not my daughter.)
Posted by Marge Bouvier Simpson - 23-Apr-2019, 02:48 AM
(22-Apr-2019, 06:57 PM)DadinWisco Wrote: Hello all - I'm also anxious to have my account validated - validation email hasn't arrived yet.

**Update** My account has been validated, but I still only have access to the single public forum, with 300+ posts.  Is there more than that?

Thank you

Hello and welcome, and thanks for your patience. In addition to email verification, all memberships are manually activated by an admin, and it can sometimes take a bit for this to happen. Your account is now activated and you have access to the members-only forums. My apologies for the wait.
Posted by DadinWisco - 22-Apr-2019, 06:57 PM
Hello all - I'm also anxious to have my account validated - validation email hasn't arrived yet.

**Update** My account has been validated, but I still only have access to the single public forum, with 300+ posts. Is there more than that?

Thank you
Posted by hollis42 - 17-Apr-2019, 07:15 PM
My 14 year old daughter told my husband last night that she doesn't want to be called by her name, she wants to be called this boy's name because she "hates her female parts." This is after she got caught, for all practical purposes, sexting with an online "friend." And then got caught trying to work around our ban on the website that they met on. She's losing all her computer privileges, possibly her phone, too.

I'm so sick. I gave birth to a girl. I gave her my middle name. This isn't normal.

I took the day off from work so I can go to her therapy with her and dad tonight. She's been seeing a counselor for over a year, because she told us last year that she is "bi" and was feeling suicidal.

Anyway... I'm waiting for the email to verify my account, but I'm sure I'll be back. Where else am I going to go? Who else can I tell?
Posted by lckystarr - 17-Apr-2019, 12:54 PM
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I am going through the same thing. Exactly. It's as if there is a tutorial somewhere on how to pull this off. I am so sad. I miss the daughter I used to have. I don't enjoy dropping her off at school and seeing the other teens who appear normal. I miss when people called her a mini me. She is going to counseling and starts seeing a psychiatrist soon so I'm hopeful we can figure out the real issue.
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I have been going through the same thing for about three years now.  Mine has caused complete havoc in my life.
Posted by Marge Bouvier Simpson - 17-Apr-2019, 03:08 AM
Hi glorydays, welcome to the board. I'm sorry you're feeling desperate but glad you found the board. Your membership has been activated.
Posted by glorydays - 16-Apr-2019, 03:54 PM
Hi
New today and desperate for some support. I am waiting for my account to be activated.
Posted by Marge Bouvier Simpson - 06-Apr-2019, 11:17 PM
Hello abell3213. Your account has been activated.

I'm sorry to hear about your son. If it is any consolation, you are not alone. Your story sounds very familiar.

I'm glad you found the forum but sorry to hear of yet another family dealing with this.

Welcome.
Posted by abell3213 - 06-Apr-2019, 10:49 PM
Sadly, I'm a new member of the club. My 20 year old son came from college over spring break a few weeks ago and told us he is transgender and wants to start hormone treatments. I've seen the term "out of the blue" used in describing rapid onset gender dysphoria, but to me it feels like it came from outer space. He has never shown any female tendencies. Growing up he was your typical boy. He never had an opinion on how he dressed until he was in junior high and then all he wanted to wear was t-shirts of rock bands, flannel shirts and blue jeans. This is still how he dresses. He has even had any female friends. He has always just hung out with the guys. I have to twist my brain into a pretzel in order to find anything that might suggest he is transgender. The only thing I can come up is...well, he never really liked sports. That's it. He says he isn't gay and wants to keep genitals. This whole thing makes zero sense, and my husband and I and we are naturally are extremely distraught.

When I question him and bring up these points, he says I'm a bigot. I'm not a bigot and I believe in equal rights for everyone. I'm actually very liberal, and I'm very active in the local democratic party. But what I truly am is just heartbroken. He is a gifted child with very high IQ and has so much potential. I'm scared he is going to ruin his life...He will be victim of hate crimes, he will be employable, he will be ostracized and live his life on the fringe of society, etc. And because he is 20 and a legal adult I only have so much control. He has agreed to seek counseling but hasn't contacted a therapist yet. However, I've read so many stories about how therapist tend to fast track people who claim gender dysphoria these days. This worries me. He is smart enough to have done is homework to answer the questions "correctly". He has always suffered from OCD and my husband and I strongly suspect that he has latched onto this idea of being transgender and it has become his new obsession. 

Any suggestions on dealing with this without alienating him would be great.
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