Day 11: How Diversity and Acceptance Can Make Our World and Families More Whole

Today, I was interviewed on Dedham Cable TV, which will be shown on several regional Community Cable Stations. To watch this interview, go to:  http://vimeo.com/103779640.

Because who we are, including gender, is in our DNA. Whether we identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans (transgender, transsexual, or gender neutral), or questioning, we are who our DNA tells us to be. We can repress it; try to ignore; but eventually most people give in to their true self. Sometimes that happens early in life between 2 1/2 to 5 years of age. Other times, it happens later in life.

Parents, even those who want to raise children without stereotypes, tend to tell their children: Boys don’t do that¬† Girls don’t do that. We do it automatically, even when we have vocalized that we don’t wish to do it, we end up doing it.

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