I have to share this. The more people understand, the closer we become to acceptance.
Thank you for sharing this article, Charissa!
Constance, this article is really good. Pass it along, please.
Sorry for my terse prose…I am feeling a bit down.
Running to Mama…Charissa Grace
Originally published onThe Huffington Post and cross-posted here with the author’s permission.
Recently, a video about a transgender child in California named Ryland Whittington went viral. It is beautiful and moving and shows the power of unconditional parental love.
Sadly, like every other conversation about transgender children, the comments section was often unkind. Scanning the comments, I saw the same poorly thought-out ideas keep popping up. Many of them were similar to things said about transgender adults, but others were particular to transgender children.
I think it’s time to put these misconceptions to bed.
1. Children are too young to know these things or make these decisions.
The overwhelming consensus…
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