Friends and friendship groups are an important part of our lives, and for some trans and non-binary people, can even form our chosen families. When coming out to your friends, you might want to think about how you’d like to do it. You may wish to come out to them individually, or all together, whichever you feel would be most manageable.

If you think or know that your friends will be supportive, then you can have fun with the announcement and add a celebratory element. If you are unsure, you may wish to be a little more careful.

Once you have come out to your friends, don’t be afraid to correct them if they use the wrong name or pronouns for you. It may take some adjusting to for them, but as friends they should respect you and aim to gender you correctly at all times, even if you’re not in the room.