From a Dad

Posted by – June 3, 2009

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 don’t have to love them. You don’t have to wear a dress yourself. You don’t have to have a gay marriage, or marry a butch woman. None of this will be mandated in the world which I’m trying to make by talking with you.  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.

6 Comments on From a Dad

  1. klm says:

    “Go read it”? Where? How?

  2. klm says:

    Please delete my previous message. I found the website.

    The link is http://openletterstokrxq.wordpress.com/

    The article quoted is “From a Concerned Father of Non-Conforming Ten Year Old Boy.”

    Those who can stand it can listen to the original program and and some follow-up ranting at http://www.robarnieanddawn.com/newsite/index.html. It’s really pretty ugly. If you’ve only read excepts on this or other websites — it’s even worse than that. And they have no shame, no remorse, and no compassion.

  3. elainezfw says:

    erm…..where’s the link?

  4. divadarya says:

    What an awesome letter.

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