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Running away - November 19th 2010, 10:18 PM

There is this place in New York that helps homeless transgenders to receive the hormones they need and also helps them find a job and eventually a home.

I currently live in Florida. But I've always wanted to live in New York City. Both my parents and my oldest sister were born in NYC. I've been there a couple times and loved each and every moment.

The only problem is that I don't have enough money to rent out an apartment. I don't have the means to find a job before moving there. So if I go, I'll be living on the streets for a while. Or at least out of a cheap, crappy, roach filled motel. And surviving on ramen or canned foods.

I'm 18, so technically I wont be, "running away." But it kind of feels like I am. I'd be turning by back on the problems I face here and going to someplace where things would be easier. Neither my family or my church are supportive of me being gay. Let alone transitioning. I doubt I would be taking the time to update them of my life both because they would not care, and because my life would be mostly focused on my transition and pulling odd jobs.

In some ways, I would be taking a few steps back. Living on less money then I am now. Not talking to my family. And having to look for a secure job and housing.
But I would also be taking a few steps forward with my transition. Toward ending the depression and being the mate I want to be.

I dunno. I just don't know if I am really making a wise decision here. Am I missing, or overlooking something important? All of it seems worth it to me, but it may not seem like it once I get into the situation. Anyone have any pro's and/or cons to add? Advice for living as cheaply as possible?

(I couldn't think of a better place to put this. I figure it's the body I am stuck in that causes me to be depressed. If I go, then I am one step closer to changing my body closer to what I desire it to be)

(also, apologies if there are miss-spelled words. I'm on a public cpu at my local LGBT center, and their virus protected computer wont let me use spell check >_>)

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Re: Running away - November 19th 2010, 11:48 PM

Well, maybe you should contact this organization and ask them some questions, and do some research to find out if you can get this help, FOR SURE.

Plus, can you save up money right now? If you can, save to compensate for somewhere to stay, at least for a bit.

You seem to know little bits and pieces, but nothing seems to be definitive, so you should probably find everything out FOR SURE before doing something so drastic.

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