Saturday, July 27, 2013
When Ricky heard his mother’s key hit the lock to the front door he froze – just for a second. Everything then happened in a blur of panic; he dashed into the corner of the room and hid behind the club chair. He was crouched on the floor, his back pressed up against the inner wall that separated him from the foyer where he mother would soon be entering. He tried to remain motionless, but couldn't His body shook and his heart raced. It pounded so loud in his chest that he missed the chatter of voices. He closed his eyes wishing it was a bad dream, knowing of course that it wasn't.
In an article in THINK PROGRESS, it noted that "A California school has settled a complaint filed with the federal government, agreeing to update its policies to be fully inclusive of transgender students. A trans student, whose identity has been kept private, filed a complaint after officials at Arcadia Unified School District prevented him from using the boys’ restroom or locker room, and also forced him to room in a cabin separate from the other boys on a field trip. Now, the school has worked out an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights and U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division to implement nondiscrimination policies throughout the district to protect both the privacy and inclusion of transgender students."
The bathroom debate seems to loom large in the minds of both transgender and the mainstream alike. While I can understand the mainstream not wanting a part-time crossdresser in the ladies room, a full-time transgender person is in that gender presentation all the time, everyday.
Come on people, wake up, it's just nature calling.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
So you know that a transgender super-hero was bound to ignite reactions, right? One Million Moms, those free-minded women for equality -- oops, no, wrong group --, those right-winged, hate mongers, slammed the super-hero that debuted on The Hub, a children's and tween channel. How can you slam a pink-booted super-hero?
Years ago a young prepubescent kid from Australia was allowed to undergo gender reassignment, beginning with HRT. The backlash was instant, and aggressive. A gay man wondered why we should allow a child to define their gender. I stated then, and still maintain, that kids know who they are far better than any adult looking on. They know how they feel inside, before society has had the opportunity to convince them otherwise.
Monday, July 1, 2013
|Invasion of the Pines 2013|
The 4th of the year is always my favorite because of the Invasion of the Pines -- best event of the year! But this year there is so much more to get excited about!