I read today about a 17 year old transexual who was told by a manager of her local McDonald's that they don't hire "faggots" first off I ask where is that managers mother? Who uses that word along needs a strong talking to. We live in a time where our gay community is under attack after attack and that word is one of the most dangerous words in our vocabulary right now.
The one part of this story that gives me hope is that this young women has a family who has allowed her to transition and I hope that means she has support at home. I am so thankful if this is the case. Our children should always have such support from their families. I always loved the idea that it takes a village to raise our children but the fact is our village has people like that manager so until our communities can lose such biggotry and hatred it comes down to our families being our children's biggest advocate.
We need to remember when our children are little we tell them they can be anything in the world they want when they grow up but in reality there are so many battles they must fight to make that the case and sadly we don't tell them that or if we do they only learn it through life experences. I just hope this strong young women learns strangth from this experence and to keep fighting and not see this as a reason to hide who she truely is.