Others echoed Cox's sentiments and shared their own thoughts.
Reddit user jakabab wrote:
I think it's so innocent and profound what your little brother said.
And honestly, what your fears are and what you're describing, those are only probably 1/20th of the fears and worries this girl had to confront this society and declare who she was. So now that you've seen a peak into that, you also get to decide the kind of person you want to let the world know you are.
I dunno. Yeah there's a real risk of being bullied and harassed for dating a trans person but whatever you get, I'm sure it'll be a fraction of what she experiences on a daily basis. I think you should take things one step at a time and don't disclose anything to others without checking in with her first. A big public gesture might be romantic but she might not want more attention to be drawn to her.