Welcome Sarah, I can sympathize with you as well. I have known I was transgender since I was a young child and I am now living fulltime as the woman I have always been. I come from a religious background where it was not acceptable to be a boy displaying any signs of femininity. I’m now facing several situations with family members who won’t accept me as being transgender and absolutely refuse to see me as a woman. I came out to everyone I know and many have virtually disappeared from my life or are ‘ghosting’ me. Fortunately I have just as many true friends and family members who are supportive and accepting, you DO find out who your true friends are!
I recently found a youtube site that I’d like to share with all of you, it is by a trans gal named Kimberley Beregrove, she lives in Alberta, Canada. She is completely “out”, lives both as a TG woman and a faithful Christian. I’ve provided a link to one of her videos where, as a believer, she explains “What is Transgender” I’ve been sharing this with people since I discovered it and think it’s one of the most effective tools I know of to show to anyone who is skeptical or unwilling to consider being transgender.
I hope you check it out and find it helpful.