Hello everyone. I am 18 years old and have a major issue. As the title clearly says I am transgendered. I am a boy who wishes he was a girl. Ever since I was little I seen myself this way. I played barbies with my sister and her friends, dressed up with them, and just had fun with them. This issue really became hard to coupe with when I was 11 or 12. I thought it was just a phase and thought I would just grow out of it, but as I can see now that isn't that case. I have always seen myself this way and wanted to be a girl. I remember thinking why am I this way... I was suppose to be a girl. Since I am in highschool times get tough. I get made fun of because I am different, but some kids just don't realize how different I actually am. I have some close friends that I have admited to (told them how I feel) and they understand and they were surprised I hadn't said something sooner because they thought this the whole time. Of course they were girls... I relate so much better with girls I just can't explain it. The only trouble is I don't know how to tell my parents how I feel. I am afraid that they might take it the wrong way and not except me for who I really am. I would really like to talk to other transgender teens and learn how they told there parents.