Coming out is a profound process of deep integrity. To accept something about yourself that goes against the grain of our society deserves support, acceptance, and loving embrace. Sometimes coming out means rejection from a family member or from an entire family, which makes honoring this part of yourself that much more vital to recognizing your fullness of being.
For a transgender individual, there are many steps in the transition process that may be celebrated: the initial recognition and confirmation of identity; name change; even steps along the way of medical tradition such as hormone treatment or surgeries.
Whether you want a private ceremony or you want to invite your friends, ceremonial recognition of your soul's journey can help you move through these tender times and celebrate your accomplishments.