What is striking is that my son’s romantic thoughts and feelings toward a gay male character do raise eyebrows. People worry about it being too adult and wonder what my son could possibly know about sex. But these are never things we worry about when little girls want to be Cinderella. A little girl of that age would be humored if she said Prince Charming was her boyfriend. There would be no raised eyebrows and no pointed looks. And no one would think it was about sex. It would just be a little girl doing her little-girl thing. It is only ignorance and prejudice that keep people from thinking the same thing about my son. He’s just a little boy doing his little-boy thing.
Boys and Girls and Their Prince Charmings | Amelia for the Huffington Post Gay Voices (via gaywrites)
Yep. My mother teases me about having married “imaginary husbands” when I was a little girl. (I had baby dolls! I was a baby doll mama! If you have children you have to be married. Therefore, I needed a husband! This is what I had been taught.)
I wonder what would have happened if I’d said I needed a wife to help me raise my babies. Both of those are legitimate options for me as an adult, in terms of my sexuality and who I might marry, were I not. So.
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I wonder what would happen if, when in the course of an interview, somebody start misgendering a trans person, that the other person or people participating in the interview just started misgendering that person right back.