Reason I ask is that I'm thinking of coming out to my mother, and I'm wondering if it's worth it. I mean, it would be easy if I could say, "hey mum, I'm a man trapped in a woman's body!" but instead I'm stuck saying, "Hey mum, I'm a hermaphrodite/boy and girl/etc/thing! stuck in a woman's body!" and I'm really not sure if it's worth trying. I'm not sure if she'll understand it very well, and...bah.
I'm not planning surgery at this point and am still debating the possibility of hormones, so it's likely that at least in her ears (she's blind ;)) I won't change much. But I still feel stifled and closeted and that's why I'd like to come out - just not sure if it's worth it.
So, yes, I'd like to hear others' experiences if you feel inclined to share them.