My brother emailed me about an hour ago to say: “I am not losing a brother, I am gaining a sister! Congrats, I fully support you in your transition.”
Yes, I’ve been bawling…
I also just got a reply from one of my cousin, saying: “I completely support and respect your decision.” It turns out that his ex-brother in law’s daughter is currently going though a gender change, and he’s been following her story online, and also a good friend, who he’s known since grammar school, has a son who went through a gender change a couple years ago.
Turns out my brother called Mom, because he wasn’t sure my email was some sort of same (probably due to the subject line I used). If I don’t hear back from the remaining relatives, I’ll try re-sending the email with a new subject line.