Hi all. My name is Jennifer. It's great to see such a group exists! I am a vegetarian of nine years, and my family (and my in-laws) have never supported me. But, I would rather have no support for my vegetarianism than eat meat again.
I agree, being vegan with zero support from family and friends still feels better than not being vegan at all (although I do have dreams of a peaceful vegan family gathering where everyone is eating tofu and smiling, but that is not going to happen for me).