A little girl in my 4th grade class came up to me after recess and said, “I got married at recess!” and I said “Oh? I didn’t know anyone was ordained under the age of twelve.” and she asked me what ordained meant and I explained and then she said “Oh, well, no, my wife and I were married by the slide, but we’ll be happy together anyway.”
So apparently on school playgrounds, slides are already legalizing same-sex marriage.
People being angry about ~dem gays~ on Target’s Facebook.
This post is about me.
Basically every conversation I had this past week.
Strangest thing about long distance: remembering how he kisses
petition to turn “day of silence” into “day of screaming”
just talk about gay things all day
point out oppression whenever you see it
scream at homophobes until your throat goes raw
refuse to be silenced
make them fuckin listen to you
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?
This is something that shows up in studies repeatedly: kids generally don’t have a problem with gender “nonconformity” until they’ve been indoctrinated into cissexism by adults. So, yep. If there’s anything “natural” or “innocent” here, it is in fact the acceptance, not the bigotry.