The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #158248   Message #3742462
Posted By: Jim Carroll
08-Oct-15 - 11:30 AM
Thread Name: BS: RE, Vital to preserve gender.
Subject: RE: BS: RE, Vital to preserve gender.
"When the parent of a child who is transgender force them to behave as if they weren't,"
Don't know if anybody saw the (perhaps repeat of the) programme honouring outstanding individuals of the latter half of the 290th century.
The example that sticks in my mind is of the now elderly man who discovered he was gay at an early age and was told by his parents to pull himself together and behave like a man.
He married and raised a family and when they grew up and left home, and when his wife passed away, 'came out'.
Now well into his 80s, he is one of the leading figures in the Gay Pride movement on the South coast of England.   
Talk about oppression - and sacrifice.
Jim Carroll