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Led by the child who simply knew

December 14, 2011

Just read this extremely touching article about Nicole, a transgender teen:

Led by the child who simply knew

I know this story may be difficult for some people to read, especially for many social and religious conservatives; but I think it’s important to understand some of the struggles transgender individuals have to go through, and that they need our support rather than our scorn.

It’s heartening to see such a relatively positive story; but many transgender children (as well as adults) aren’t as lucky as Nicole, and many suffer lives of intense abuse, bullying, discrimination, and ostracization, often leading to suicide or ending in murder.
It makes me incredibly sad that we live in a world where intolerant and insecure people harass and hurt others simply because of their gender or sexuality or anything else for that matter. In my opinion, we’ll never truly be a ‘civilized society’ until we stop hating and hurting others simply for being who they are.

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