HEY BESTIE: I want to change my gender. How do I tell my partner? I want to stay with my partner, but I can’t hide who I am anymore.

Thank you for having the courage to ask this question. Gender transitions take a lot of time, medical intervention and often the best results are when you have a great support system around you.

Trans and gender diverse people make up an estimated two percent of the Australian population.

There are some great support organizations spread across Australia – my first recommendation would be that you reach out to them and get peer and professional support.

Having a conversation with your partner to let them know that you plan to change sex is a serious conversation that requires a safe space and a calm environment.

This is not a conversation that should be rushed, done in public, or when either or both of you are busy. Make time to start the conversation together.

The first step to having this conversation with your partner is to be completely honest with yourself about what you want and what you need from your partner.

Keep in mind that your partner may or may not have seen this coming.

They may or may not be willing or willing to have or continue the conversation. They may or may not be behind your decision.

They may experience a range of conflicting emotions. † .and that’s all fine. You may need to repeat the call a second or third time.

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