"This is Coy Mathis, a transgender 6 year old living in Colorado. It just so happens that my brother is in her class at Eagleside Elementary School in Fountain, Colorado. When I asked my brother how he felt about Coy he said, “She’s got really cool hair and we play on the slides at recess.” I asked what he thought about Coy’s decision to be a girl and he said, “She is a girl. She just got the wrong body on accident.” How is a 6 year old more understanding and accepting of her than many of the adults at Eagleside Elementary?"
-Courtney (via Have A Gay Day)
It drives me up the wall when adults discriminate against LGBTQIAP+ children, ESPECIALLY trans and non-binary children, and excuse it with “well my child would be confused.”
No, children are still learning about the world every day. They can learn about ALL genders and gender expressions and experiences so easily because they have much less transphobia to unlearn first.
Children can get it. Children can understand. And Adults need to stop using children to mask their own ignorance.
4: name a favorite of each:
Book: The Third Eye by Lois Duncan
Movie: Tonight You’re Mine
TV Show: Doctor Who or Supernatural
5: if you were given the opportunity to spend 48 hours with absolutely anyone (living or dead), who would you spend it with and what would you do?
I know this is probably a common answer but Demi Lovato. She’s amazing and has helped me through so much even though she doesn’t even know it, she’s even helped me not to do things. She’s amazing, my idol, and I know she’s done some bad things in her life but she’s working through them and she provides a light for so many people.
7: what do you spend most of your money on?
I actually save almost all my money. I’m saving to be able to either move or travel. But I do spend some on CDs or video games.. Things like that.
13: what would you consider to be the biggest insult to yourself?
I really don’t know.. I don’t remember a lot of the insults told to me, I know there’s been a lot but I just don’t care anymore :)
23: how did you learn of the band that is currently your favorite?
Tumblr, actually :)
Thank you for asking, dear :)