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Transgender is Not a Fad or a Phase

Transgender is a real thing Not a fad Not a phase Not a quirky attention-seeking ploy Transgender children are sad They want to be who they are The wisest parents understand If Johnny wants to be called Julie and wear dresses – okay. Because Johnny is not Johnny inside, she is Julie. If all transgendered children were treated with love and respect If all parents of transgendered children understood this It would be enough to change the world. Transgender is a real thing Not a fad Not a phase Not a quirky attention-seeking ploy Please love your children for who they are Please respect your children Even if their ideas are different than mine? Especially if their ideas are different than yours.

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Date: 6/30/2020 6:59:00 PM
Hi Caren, Bravo! The LGBTQ community should be treated with respect. I've known many in this community who are wonderful people. My late sister-in-law was proud to be gay, and she was accepted by us with dignity and understanding. Thank you for writing this sensitive and humanitarian piece.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 7/2/2020 2:07:00 AM
Thank you Regina. I heard two childhood friends speaking once about transgender children saying they could never "get along with one." I said "you liked Sheryl's grandsons, didn't you?" They said "why?" I said, "one of them was born a girl." They said "which one?" but I refused to tell them. That gave them something to think about.
Date: 6/30/2020 6:43:00 PM
i can't imagine the agony of someone who feels that he/she is in the wrong body but i do understand how hard that must be to accept. still, your last verse says it all - we have to love and respect our children in every way - including those ways that differ from our expectations...
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 7/2/2020 2:09:00 AM
I have met children who were so completely the other sex at four or six that I am convinced they reincarnated too soon, and are fully relating to their last lifetime here. One child kept running to the boys' side no matter what game we played if I said boys against girls. The teacher asked me about "her" being on the boy's side, and I said he could choose any side he wanted; he was seven.
Date: 6/30/2020 6:00:00 PM
Lovely said. I wholeheartedly agree. You warm my heart reading this this evening. Hugs and love, mo <3
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 7/2/2020 2:10:00 AM
Thank you so much Pigeon Tart Mo.