Most Helpful Girl
Background: I'm mtf and have been on hormones for about 4 months now
Although I don't have tons of experience with this because I've only come out to a few people, what I can say is that it gets easier each time you come out. However, I've yet to come out to someone in person and have so far just used email.
The latest person I've come out to is a coworker who made a comment on my hair, which I'm in the process of growing long. When she said it I made some non-committal comment, but when I got back to my desk, I thought to myself "why not now?" and so I sent her a coming out email.
It turns out that to say that she was accepting would be a massive understatement because since then we've had several email conversations where she treats me just like any other woman.0
Most Helpful Guy
Is there a person or two that you can tell that aren't going to be too judgmental about it? If not, I'm sure there are plenty of support forums for this type of thing.
Your only options are to come out with it and tell friends/family, keep it to yourself/hit it and make new friends (online and in real life) as a transgendered and/or female, or you can transition and let people figure it out that way.2