The following is a reconstruct of a true story:
I have a friend who has been suffering with depression at times. Recently she has begun to dress differently, sometimes wearing what looks masculine to most people. All of a sudden, she starts to look happier than normal.
While we were liming, she got serious and thanked me for my friendship. Then she told me she was ‘trans’ (short for transgender) and that she has “always been that way”. I nearly peed myself, but I held it together. She continued that I had to come to terms with who she really was and asked me to refer to her as ‘him’.