This article on CNN details the life of Andrew Wilfahrt, a gay soldier who fought and died in Afghanistan and identified as gay. He is most unusual because he came out when he was 16, but was intent on joining the military from an early age. After he died on February 27th of this year, his parents have begun to get involved in the gay rights movements in their home state, Minnesota. In the land of Pawlenty/Bachmann, it is so wonderful to see such support coming from them and their cause. Read the full article here.
Transforming Families is an organization based in Los Angeles, California that does some amazing, amazing work. They’re all about providing a supportive environment for children, adolescents, and their families to explore issues of gender identity. These parents embrace their children's gender non-conforming and trans identities and work together to help one another. Transforming Families has something called The Family Group, which is held once a month and is comprised of several peer support groups - one for parents, one for their youth/adolescents and a play group for their children. They’ve got something for everyone. It’s all about building community and sharing resources – and trust me, they’ve compiled a ton of information about trans identities. Check out their website’s resources page to watch youtube videos, listen to audio broadcasts or read any one of the articles written on the subject. Feel free to contact a representative at: Dawn@TransformingFamily.org John@TransformingFamily.org or call at: (818) 254-9654
This morning on The Today Show, America was introduced to 5-year-old Dyson Kilodavis, a cute and perfectly happy child who enjoys coloring and playing trees...while in a dress. He considers himself a "princess," and his parents, Cheryl and Dean, say, "big deal." Cheryl has even self-published a book about her son, My Princess Boy, which she hopes will be used as an anti-bullying tool. Looks like 2011 already has a contender for Parents of the Year! Check out the video of the interview, courtesy of MSNBC. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy