supporting queer Loved ones
Perhaps your partner has come out to you as a different gender and/or sexuality to what you thought they were. It might have been a surprise, or perhaps you've known for a while - but at the end of the day it's important to remember they are still the person you chose to be in a relationship with, and they've been courageous enough to open up to you about an aspect of who they are.
Read stories from people who have been in similar situations, and find support groups for people whose partners have come out.
So your partner isn't straight...
One evening of March 2009 my husband sat me down and told me that since the age of 8 they had felt they should have been female, and unless they explored this, they would never be content. They did not say they were leaving the family home or marriage; I was told that was up to me, and I had no idea what decision to make. I was also asked not to discuss this with anyone that we knew for the moment.