Happy that you joined us! It sounds like you are doing well and that those around you have adjusted for the better. The initial reaction by your parents is not unusual. It’s a wonderful thing when folks realize that the person is more important than how the person presents.
One of the other reactions by parents revolves around the idea of having done something wrong in the rearing of their child. The reality is that our gender identity and sexual orientation comes with us from the beginning. It doesn’t happen to us. It is always there.
I encourage you to complete your Profile page. All threads will eventually fall to the bottom of the page as new threads are continually being added. However, your Profile page will always be readily accessible and can be updated at any point.
You can search for other members near you by clicking on Social in the menu and then Member Directory.
Just to let you know, there are some who may find the T-girl reference offensive. It would also help immeasurably to insert a space after punctuation…