Decide on Their own

Riley wrote…

The other day, I was talking to my mom (who strictly believes in the binary and all that) and up came the subject of giving birth to an intersex child. Both of us had heard stories of parents who had tried reparative surgery, only to discover that they’d removed the wrong organ. Neither of us wanted that for any children I might have.

“I say let the kid grow up and decide on their own,” my mom said. “You don’t want to make the decision for them and then have them suffer for it until they can transition or whatever.”

Wow, Mom. Where was that attitude when I came out two years ago…?

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on August 11th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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