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  •  Thank you Robyn! (4+ / 0-)

    A transgender experience really can challenge all sorts of assumptions. I know of crossdressers  and others who identify as genderqueer and have to explain that not all trans* people pursue or even desire medical transition.

    I was recently thinking about when I was in school and the kids would rattle off  stuff like "I'm a quarter irish, an eighth german, an eighth polish and half italian" or something similar, and then reflect that their polish last name didn't reflect the entirety of their heritage. Everybody could wrap their heads around that.

    I wish there could be more understanding of gender and sexuality as things less monolithic and more multifaceted.

     

    Maybe - just maybe - our foremothers and our forefathers came to this land in different ships. But we're all in the same boat now. - Rep. John Lewis

    by bluesheep on Fri Sep 27, 2013 at 06:41:16 PM PDT

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