Ok so while I'd prefer to just wait until I'm 18 and get my own bank account, since I'm not out to my parents and don't plan to be till some time in college, what happens if they co-sign my account? My dad's parents are still on his, just because they're really close and it's for convenience and safety net measures in case either he or them need to access the account, which would be fine, but since he sees it as totally normal and doesn't have the potential slew of problems I would have regarding that kind of thing, I'm not sure I'll be able to get out of it. So there's that. At the moment I'm kind of clueless about some of these things, but this is the perfect place to ask these kinds of things, to people who will actually understand my issue. Second, college. A lot of questions. How it works, how it works for trans people, how involved are parents, etc. Housing, sports, scholarship, etc. Also college applications. I'm doing an early decision app to William and Mary, and I've already emailed and talked to someone there about housing and bathrooms, so that should be taken care of fairly easily, but I still have a lot of other questions and stuff about college in general. Sports (I'd be doing club or intramural). How are parents, legal crap, etc involved? Also, stuff like scholarships and money. My scholarship is mine right, not under my parents' control in any way? Like they might be accepting of me if I come out, they might not (wih them it's hard to tell, and it's smarter to err on the side of caution with this sort of thing), and if I were to come out in college, could they somehow cancel my scholarship or paid-for college? Dad's being in the military has gotten 60% paid for, but would I be stuck paying (or in debt for a while...) if they got pissed at me and stopped supporting me? It sounds crappy but again, I don't know anything about this kind of stuff. And jobs. Uh. Since my first job or few will probably be before I even start transitioning, I really need to know this stuff. I'll make it clear to my employer that I'm trans, and no way in hell will I pretend to be a girl in any way. So I need tips on how to job search when openly trans (I know people have to often do crap they don't want, and shouldn't have, to do, but the whole forcing myself to pretend not to be trans is crossing a serious line for me, I pass really well as a guy, and...just, no. I'd resort to scrounging on the floor or going or something instead). Also, I need tips in general about the kinds of places I could work, what to expect in general at a job, recommendations for job types or specific companies or whatever that are lgbt friendly, etc. In advance, thank you very much to whoever answers any of my questions. I'll feel a lot better actually knowing about this stuff, it's been bothering me for ages and obviously stuff like this is important; you can't exactly go around without a bank account or a job, and I'd rather not just waltz into college not really knowing what to expect, talk about stress+anxiety heart attack waiting to happen. I'd way rather know about all this stuff in advance than have to figure it out on the fly.