The actual transition process for a transgender person is a very isolating time and a journey of self discovery, and the rediscovery of the relationships of those people in their lives. The human condition is resistant to change.
Educate yourself. Transgender people are not the same as transvestites, cross-dressers, drag queens, or drag kings. Being transgender is about gender identity, whereas being a cross-dresser or drag queen or king is not.
Local personal fitness trainer and nutritional consultant Chris Tina Bruce will be the first transgender participant in a bodybuilding competition this weekend. She will also be the first person to have ever competed as both a man and a woman and says due to the way bodybuilding is run, she has no advantage.