I’m writing a story that contains characters who are in the LGBT+ community and I need help.
I want to use people’s REAL LIFE experiences being LGBT+ within the story to show how some people react to those in the community and how people can learn to love themseleves; to not be scared of who they are even if people are prejudice against them.
The character I have the most question/needing help to write about is a female who is transgender. She is/wants to transition to a male and she is straight (meaning she/he (how would I refer to someone pre-transformation?) likes girls). I have a friend who is transgender but she is the other way around (MTF) and I feel that I have a good knowledge about that but I don’t know how it works the other way around (FTM). If you are or know about transitioning Female to Male, please comment about your experiences and how people reacted (good and bad).
The second LGBT+ character I am writing about is a homosexual male (inspired by my brother) and I feel like I have a good understanding around what he used to face when he first came out and how he has learnt to love himself (he used to be scared of who he was, but now he is prouder than ever and so am I!).
If anyone can maybe either comment on my thread about FTM transitioning or even about their experiences being apart of the LGBT+ community, please do so or reply to this comment with any and all advice!
If you want a link to the threat I made just so I can keep all information releveant to my story contained in one neat place, please PM me!