Someone invented the term “microaggressions” for the tiny things other people do that make it harder, day by day, to live as yourself. They don’t mean much to the perpetrator but once you’ve experienced 20 of them in a day, they sure as heck mean something to you.
The heartwarming story of the Brisbane parents who posted a classified to announce their trans son’s coming out has been all over social media the past few days.
In the notice, the family says in 1995 they placed an ad to announce the birth of their daughter Elizabeth Anne.
“He informs us that we were mistaken. Oops! Our bad. We would now like to present, our wonderful son – Kai Bogert. Loving you is the easiest thing in the world. Tidy your room,” the notice read.
That’s awesome! What supportive parents. Too bad the media isn’t so supportive. Kai’s decision to share his true gender identity with his family is reported like this (emphasis mine): Continue reading