I came out to my family last week.
Explaining that I wasn't straight was frightening, and took me many years.
I only came out half way last week.
Explaining that I am not straight was easy; hard is explaining I have a prescription for hormones and am going to leave behind my old gender and name and plans and clothes and how strangers treat me and my face in the mirror and what I smell like and the shape of my body and who they knew I was.
Next time I don't have years to find the courage to tell them. This time there is a deadline when the whole world can see me.