Yeah, it DOES get better. Here's another tool for reminding us about the little things that make us healthy, happy, genderfabulous people:
Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws saved my life. Really. In this pocket-sized book, gender outlaw Kate Bornstein shares her personal (and frequently unorthodox) methods of survival for those who navigate a world that isn't all that nice. Bornstein's 101 Alternative to Suicide are rebellious (Disbelieve the [Gender] Binary), silly (Moisturize), and sometimes a little unusual (Get Laid. Please). The books only directive ("Don't Be Mean") encourages readers to let lose on a self-validating path towards happiness.