I knew it was coming, but it still broke my heart to see the news yesterday. Our federal government has officially turned its back on one of the most vulnerable groups in our society: Transgender children like mine.
Here in my dark blue state, my kiddo is pretty insulated (for now – more trouble is brewing), but I shudder to think what’s in store for the kids everywhere else. They are now at the mercy of whatever misinformed, bigoted policies their local governments and schools districts choose to cook up.
It’s a coincidence that I just happened to finish this podcast episode. It’s about a woman with a child like mine who lives in one of the many states where I wouldn’t dream of living, now that it’s open season on trans kids. Listen to Red State Mama. This mama will rock your world.
I’m sorry to be so dreary. I’m so sad today for our world. But please, please, please, don’t give up hope. If you feel like giving up, reach out – to me, to anyone who loves you, to anyone you trust. We need you in this world. Please don’t stop fighting until we get this world back on track, and make it a welcoming planet for ALL children.
If you need help right now, call the Trans Lifeline. Talk to them. You are loved.
US: (877) 565-8860 Canada: (877) 330-6366
Sending you ALL the mother of all hugs,