So I came out to.my parents as transgender last weekend. At the time, they were really understanding, and theyactually had a real conversation with me about it. I felt great. But since then, mydelression has come back and im starting to wonder if anything really changed. They seem to only want me to express my gender identity in private (in which case whats the point) while ignoring the fact that my expression is too subtle for most people to notice; and they act like I am entirely male. Still, they keep telling me that over seventeen years they saw no sign of this ( there were a few but I mostly didnt figure anything out or act on it until I was a teenager, and then I was too secretive around my parents to tell them, plus I thought something was wrong with me...) And they don't want me to come out to anyone else. When I came out I told them I had picd Ashley for a name. I am still referred to as 'he' and 'Dakota' - even in private. And still, the depression weighs me down, day after day, though my parents act like its supposed to magically disappear or something... I just don't think they get it.