Like the voice of one crying in the wilderness, I would like to share some information. I realize it is dangerous to step in front of a freight train and shout “Slow down!!” and that is what this feel like, but here goes. With cover stories on Vanity Fair and the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star on transgender people, I want to say that there is more to the story that needs to be considered as well.
First of all, what a challenging situation to love and care for someone struggling with what is commonly called “gender identity issues,” especially when the person with the struggle is our child. I certainly would not want to “pile on” any parents struggling with that, but especially for anyone in that situation right now, I want to offer some information for consideration that is getting lost. I know I would want to know it if I were a parent in this situation.