Ignorance leads to hate. You can rest assured that you know things they don't. That's how I keep going. You're a decent dude, and if they cant see past it, then I'd say the loss is entirely theirs. It's cliqued, I know, but true. People like us are paving the way towards the acceptance of the next generations. One day, there will be acceptance for us all. And when that time comes, people will look back, and admire us for our courage, and look at those who have wronged us as people now look at the racist and sexist peoples of the past. Keep going dude. And never give in to their words!
I know how this feels...my family wants me to be a girl simply because they want me to have kids. I get lectured and mocked about it any any gatherings we have where babies are involved.
The worst thing for me is comments like these: You'd make such a wonderful mother! But, you have the perfectly feminine body type! You're built to have kids! You would look great pregnant! your breasts and thighs are just right for a baby! You cut your long beautiful feminine curly hair?! 'Mommy' would fit you perfectly! And every time someone uses 'she' or 'her' when talking to me.
For me, that hurts worse than any stranger telling me to die because my family refuses to respect that I am not a girl. They pressure me and say things like that and it only increases my anxiety and depression...I hate it.
I really like that you made this, because it is a reminder that I'm not alone, and we can do this. We can get through it together.
I didn't get so much abuse fortunately, but the body is something I have to forget about. 'God hates you' wouldn't touch me (I'd say 'which one?' 'just a god not a goddess hates me?' 'where's your evidence of this specific one you talk about, eh, hearsay regurgitator?') neither would 'just an excuse because you are an ugly girl and no one wants you' I was a pretty girl and I don't mind being a prettyboy and I'm asexual who suffers in relationships, so why the hell would I want to be wanted in that way. I think people's denial and imperviousness to diversity as well as their cognitive dissonance gets me down the most.