So I don't know if I'm actually known enough around here for my username change to have been noticed except by the people in the RPs I'm in, but I'll cut to the point here because it's relevant to the actual topic: I'm a transgender lesbian. Great, I've realized myself, finally slogging my way out the depression that's been plaguing me for three years! Except, not really. See, while I feel great about finally coming to terms with this, my parents...won't exactly feel the same way. As the title says, I have conservative parents--far right fundamentalists. My mother was raised a Baptist and my father is a drug addict turned Lutheran Deacon. So, my mother's upbringing makes her not exactly open to new ideas, and my father decided he already had the right of things twenty years ago. The first thing I would expect from them would be astonishment and then a lecture on how I'm "wrong" about my identity. The thing is, my cousin is transgender. And they treat her like shit. To the point of using masculine pronouns in her presence, even after her surgery. So I got a little preview of their reäction. While I know they won't disown me or anything, the best I can hope for is a tame "oh, that's not really how you feel" and then nothing changes. Biblically, the evidence is on my side (but I'm not getting into that argument) and I could perhaps use that to sway them, but it would take months. I know even if I don't tell them now I will after I move out (because I'm moving to a more accepting state and going through hormone therapy, reässignment surgery, and so on as soon as possible), but that's over two years away, and it'll be torture being repressed that long. So, I'm asking if any of you have helpful advice about or experience with coming out to conservative parents, because I could really use a spot of hope right now.