Hey everyone, I was just wondering what are some videos that I could show my parents to convince them that trans people can be ok and not crazy, creepy, insane, etc. basically that we can be fine in society and still be good people, etc. They're strongly against me transitioning, which is to be expected I guess since my desire to do so probably seemed like it came out of nowhere (I came out a month or two ago, at the age of 18). In the past I have not been super masculine or anything, but there were definitely no signs that I would ever want to change genders, and I was pretty much into "boyish" things, and still am (video games, swords, action movies, etc. basically things that are stereotypically things that boys enjoy but can actually be enjoyed by everyone). Also, all of my close friends were guys, probably due to me being shy and whatever, although I did make some friends who are girls when I was at college (this is the summer after my freshman year).
Anyway the reason I ask this is, I have seen a few videos about trans people but in all of them it was basically a case of someone who knew they were the wrong gender from a very early age. Like, as a little boy they'd want to wear dresses and stuff. Since I never really went through that, I feel like those videos would not really help to validate my case. I have heard stories from people like me (as in, people who JUST FIGURED OUT they were trans as a teenager or later, in my case 18) but haven't really seen any videos of it, a documentary type thing would be the best. I'm basically just looking for materials to show my parents that will hopefully influence them to be less hateful and more supportive.
A while after I told my parents my dad became depressed and started drinking heavily and my mom, although she would be there to talk to me about my issues, would be STRONGLY against whatever things I would say, even when I explained my feelings truthfully and rationally, and would tell me all these things like "you were born a male and I expect you to die a male" and "you will never be beautiful as a girl" etc. etc. basically stuff that made me feel like... really bad (thanks mom). but yeah if anyone has any videos that they think would be helpful, that would be awesome!
sorry if this is a really long post, I feel like I do that too much, but like... this is basically the only place I can REALLY talk about this stuff besides at therapy which is only about 30 minutes every week, so thank you soooo much to anyone that even replies ;P