A few months back, I was fortunate to attend a panel presentation featuring four locals who are part of the transgender community. Three were transgender individuals and another was the mother of a grown child who had recently begun a transition. Their message was fascinating and here’s why: it’s exactly what I’ve been trying to convey to people about my daughter for more than four years.
They didn’t want special treatment (whether positive or negative) they just want to BE. They weren’t looking to be pitied. Sure they’d had struggles but who hasn’t? They were looking for some degree of understanding, acceptance, and just the ability to go about their lives. Isn’t that really just what everyone wants? Because they are people, just like everyone else.
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