It’s an objection that comes up a lot when we discuss transgender children: they are simply too young to be able to make that kind of decision about their own lives. A cis, 9 year old boy cannot truly feel like she was born in the wrong body. They should wait another nine years to make the choice in adulthood. Nine more years of bullying, of torment, of feeling lost. Eighteen years of never feeling like yourself, like a lie.
What about gay children? There are many of us who know from a very young age that they are different, like I did, but have neither the vocabulary nor the cognition to frame it into coherency. But we still know something isn’t as society has outlined for us. View Post
In one episode of Friends, Joey and Ross fall asleep while watching some videos (it’s old, bear with me). In the first hilarious scene, Ross wakes up after dozing on Joey’s chest. They’re both awkward. They’re both uncomfortable. And despite neither of them finding the other attractive, they could not deny that it was unmistakably “the best nap ever!”
“It’s weird!”Ross exclaims, but his face tells us it feels so right! And they have to do it again, but they can’t because what will their friends say? They’re not gay, so it’s a total WTF moment! AAH! It’s melodramatic, but OMG it is sooo funny! View Post
Yesterday, London held its Pride march. After having gone the last few years I decided to miss it this year. On the one hand, it was just too hot to be standing with thousands of people. And on the other: I really wanted to watch the World Cup quarter finals! But I got to appreciate the excitement through social media as my friends shared the joy of the day.
For the LGBTQ+ community, Pride is a time where you can be who you truly are without worry of any repercussions. Because, finally, you’re not standing alone. There are literally thousands of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgenders, and every other kind of queer person taking part. It is harder to be singled out in a crowd of straight people, for being different, even if they don’t hold any prejudice.
And yet, in London… View Post