If you haven’t yet read this letter from the father of a gender variant 10 year old to the KRXQ talk show hosts who encouraged violence against kids like his son, do. Here’s an excerpt:
No, my kid is making me tell you to tolerate all gender expression.
Women in crew cuts who are straight. Men in dresses and makeup who are straight and married to straight women. The same people, in terms of gender expression, who are gay. Everyone.
You donâ€™t have to love them. You donâ€™t have to wear a dress yourself. You donâ€™t have to have a gay marriage, or marry a butch woman. None of this will be mandated in the world which Iâ€™m trying to make by talking with you.Â You, a person I desperately want to ignore.
As Betty said after reading it: “I have such hope for the 21st Century.”
You will too. Go read it and the other letters on this new blog.