Supporting our Children- Making Advances!

25 May

I live in the Los Angeles area. We have a FABULOUS family group support through the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital.  Many e-mails are exchanged by the members of this support group to plan events for the children, schedule support meetings, or to share articles and concerns.

This past week, there was a flurry of such e-mails discussing an upcoming local community’s Board of Education meeting. The Board was about to vote on whether transgender students would be able to use the restroom based on the gender they identify with. I am discouraged and saddened to share that the families that attended that meeting were faced with ugly hatred as several adults spoke to deny transgender access to bathrooms of choice. However, thanks to local PFLAG support, an Episcopalian priest, a teacher from the local high school  and courageous and vocal parents and their awesome trans-teen that were willingness to speak openly and honestly, the vote passed in support! These may be small advances, but they are moves in the right direction! This is how change works!

You can read a local article here:

http://www.toacorn.com/news/2015-05-21/Schools/Board_establishes_protections_for_transgender_stud.html

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