You brave, wonderful girl! It’s hard to believe these things are done by people who you are told to trust and respect! I hope they have a special place of torment ready and waiting for them when their time comes. I’m not usually one to wish others ill, but that is just heartbreaking and should not go unpunished.
BUT, you not only survived, but sounds like you’ve thrived – a family, kids, and now being able to be your true self. Congratulations on just being here, GF! So many like you have ended up taking their own lives or become one of society’s “castoffs”. I am so sorry you had to endure so much abuse and hatred, but you will find none of that here! I wish I could just give you a big hug, but a virtual one will have to do!