Thank you so much for your reply.
Currently it’s JUST my Mum and one of my sisters who know my truth, but they’re both super-supportive. My oldest sister, and in particular her husband, have a history of homophobic comments; I think it would be a stretch for them to understand that a trans crossdresser can nevertheless be straight.
It’s possible that they MIGHT surprise me, in time. At the moment though it’s probably prudent to keep Ellie under wraps for the foreseeable future as far as they’re concerned 🙂