We Think He Might Be a Boy: Raising a Transgender Child
July 31, 2013 6:28 PM   Subscribe

We Think He Might Be a Boy: Raising a Transgender Child
You may recognize me from my many comments in trans-related MetaFilter threads as both the partner and the parent of transgendered people. I was recently asked to contribute an essay about my five-year-old son's gender history to Friends Journal, a national Quaker magazine. Here it is!
Role: writer
posted by not that girl (9 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by lalex on August 1, 2013: We Think He Might Be a Boy

This is pretty great! Thanks for writing it.
posted by Blasdelb at 7:17 PM on July 31, 2013


Thanks not that girl, this is beautiful!
posted by vasi at 10:46 PM on July 31, 2013


This was simply beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:52 AM on August 1, 2013


Great article.
posted by threeants at 12:52 PM on August 1, 2013


Thank you so much for this! We've talked about my boyfriend's gender history with our child but I feel like he could relate more to this since your child is closer to his age.
posted by Wuggie Norple at 4:10 PM on August 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Thank you for sharing this!
posted by faethverity at 6:06 PM on August 1, 2013


This put a smile on my face. I wish everyone got it just as right as you.
posted by dinofuzz at 6:14 AM on August 2, 2013


This is awesome, thanks. This line broke me with cuteness: "He loves to go to the black barbershop and get a really sharp cut; he admires himself in the rearview mirror all the way home and says with satisfaction, “Lookin’ good. Lookin’ handsome.”"
posted by en forme de poire at 1:56 PM on September 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


This story is just plain wonderful. Thank you.
posted by Rain Man at 11:53 PM on October 29, 2013


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