How the world has changed since I was a little boy in the 1940s. I wish little Bobby could have seen what 2016 was going to be, back in those closeted, fearful days. Mother knew I was getting into her things and she wanted me to “straighten up” before it was “too late”. Being the sex opposite of the one you were assigned was a ticket to the state hospital. And to be rejected by family and friends if you dared come out will always be something frightful to contemplate.
These children are so fortunate to have understanding and supporting parents. For so many that is not the case. The Internet can help all LGBTI children learn that they are OK, not alone, and that they have sacred worth as the persons they truly are. We are all social beings who need the love and compassion of others in order to become all that we can be. When this is not possible, depression and then suicide become very apparent alternatives.
United Nations human rights law stresses the rights of the child when it comes to gender identity and having anatomically changing surgeries. While the parents have the obligation to protect the child and help the child develop towards maturity, they do not have the right to interfere with the child’s developing autonomy.
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Roberta A Westerberg, MA *Skickat från min svenska IPad.🇸🇪