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[ANON POST] Reception of trans boy at a Reform synagogue

What sort of response would a trans boy (who until now everyone thought was a girl) who was transitioning and starting to present as male get at a fairly large Reform synagogue in a major US city? Setting is modern day. There are several gay and lesbian couples in the congregation, and most people are OK with that, but obviously just because people are fine with the LGB doesn't mean they'll be fine with the T. His aunt is one of the rabbis, and he's very close to her; he came out to her before he came out to anyone else, and she completely supports him, which would probably help a lot.

I didn't know how to research this except to ask trans Jewish people, but I don't know any in RL. I've asked some cis Jewish people, but in my experience, straight, cis people are not very good judges of how well queer people are treated for obvious reasons. I've read a lot about the Reform position on transgenderism, but that, too, only helps so much.
Tags: ~religion: judaism, ~transgender
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