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    Would that we could change every heart and every mind. We also struggled with certain members of our family, some were so accepting, others treated Alice's transition as if it were a whim, something she'd outgrow and others still rejected it because of their own religious dogma.

    As a mother, one of my first  internal questions was "what did I do wrong?" and while I did all kinds of things wrong as a parent, Alice's gender identity was not  an effect of bad parenting or  reflection on me. It simply was who she was.

    Religion can be an ugly stumbling block to acceptance and I don't have any great answers but Andrew Marin at Love Is An Orientation  has put a lot of heart and soul into that kind of work. I wish you luck with your friend and her family. Feel free to drop me a line and let me know how it's going.

    "All politics is personal"

    by laurustina on Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 10:52:39 AM PDT

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