What’s your opinion on coming out as Genderfluid during the holiday season? I don’t plan on doing it during a celebration or anything, and I’m almost certain my parents will accept and respect my identity but idk if it would be too stressful for them or whatever. Thanks in advance!
I think Thanksgiving is a good holiday to come out on. Christmas (in my family) is more serious, whereas Thanksgiving is just about food. It’s convenient that everyone is in the same place to. I would probably write letters to various people! They’re personalized messages that can be read at their leisure. You could also come out to your most important family members (for me, it’d be my grandma) first, to give them extra time to adjust and get on your side about it. They can even field some questions for you. “No, don’t ask my grandchild if they’re going to get The Surgery, that’s rude! Mind your own business.” You could also do an all-at-once thing, maybe where a Genderfluid/Trans t-shirt or something?
Personally I’ve had letters go really well, or even texts! I think giving people time to mull it over is really helpful. Be sure to be upfront and stand your ground, don’t let people guilt you into using an old name/pronouns/gendered language if that’s not what you want. If your family is accepting, then the best way to help them adjust is to be out and confident.
(As always, this only applies if you’re certain you’ll be safe coming out. You don’t seem too worried about it, but it’s a very important thing for you and other people who read this to consider :) Be safe and good luck! Feel free to let me know how it goes, I’d love an update later <3)