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Kids challenge gender identity earlier--and get support (Seattle Times likes transgendered children)
The Seattle Times ^ | July 30, 2011 | Lornet Turnbull

Posted on 07/30/2011 9:57:23 PM PDT by Junior_G

Every few weeks, Aidan Key might get a call: a little boy in school is dressing as a girl — in frilly tops or pink skirts. A girl in first-grade will be returning from a holiday break as a boy.

Public- and private-school administrators and the parents of these kids want guidance navigating such sensitive terrain; they want to help children become comfortable calling a classmate by a new name, or know how and when to refer to another student as he or she.

There was a time when these calls were almost exclusively about middle- and high-school kids. But increasingly they involve children as young as kindergartners — 5- and 6-year-olds who don't believe their bodies match who they feel they are inside.

Key turns to a simple — but familiar — narrative: "When I was your age," he tells them, "I was a girl...

(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.nwsource.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: brainwashing; education; homonaziagenda; homonazism; homosexualagenda; publicschools; transagenda; transgender
There's nothing that gets progressive left-wing parents more excited than the notion that they might be able to "support" their children in their transgendered journey, and a conference is coming to Seattle to help them in that endeavor. Unsurprisingly, the Seattle Times has turned off the comments on this demented propaganda piece.
1 posted on 07/30/2011 9:57:30 PM PDT by Junior_G
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To: Junior_G

Sick bastards.


2 posted on 07/30/2011 10:04:13 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Junior_G

bump


3 posted on 07/30/2011 10:15:38 PM PDT by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: Junior_G

The vast majority of people, even in seattle, think this is weird.


4 posted on 07/30/2011 10:17:22 PM PDT by steel_resolve
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To: Junior_G

What if I think I am a dolphin like Kyle’s Dad.


5 posted on 07/30/2011 10:24:40 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: Junior_G

Todays media and public skewls encourge this crap


6 posted on 07/30/2011 10:25:06 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Junior_G
What never made any sense to me is how excited liberals get when their kid starts to behave like this. And how they encourage the behavior rather than ignoring it until it goes away (which it usually does) or addressing why the kid is doing it (usually a cry for attention).

It's almost like they want to have a kid that's psychologically and emotionally messed up so they have something to brag about to their other liberal friends.
7 posted on 07/30/2011 10:29:26 PM PDT by Antoninus (Nothing that offends God can possibly be a legitimate right.)
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To: GeronL

Normally, when a parent discovers that their child has a mental disorder, they will do everything they can to help the child overcome it. But unfortunately for those children who suffer from politically correct mental disorders (such as thinking their body is the wrong sex), leftist parents will actually encourage those disorders and make them worse.


8 posted on 07/30/2011 10:31:50 PM PDT by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: LukeL
What if I think I am a dolphin like Kyle’s Dad.

Don't worry--I've got the perfect girl for you:

Brit Jew marries dolphin.

I think she's a widow by now.
9 posted on 07/30/2011 10:33:14 PM PDT by Antoninus (Nothing that offends God can possibly be a legitimate right.)
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To: Antoninus
It's almost like they want to have a kid that's psychologically and emotionally messed up so they have something to brag about to their other liberal friends.

You're exactly right. And what those parents want to brag about specifically is how open-minded they are to be supporting their mentally ill, wannabe transgendered kids.

Liberals are obsessed with this notion of open-mindedness, and proving to themselves and to their liberal friends how open-minded they are. But open-mindedness uncoupled from critical thinking leads to destructive stupidity, as evidenced in almost every liberal position on every issue.

10 posted on 07/30/2011 10:36:16 PM PDT by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: Junior_G

Insanity


11 posted on 07/30/2011 10:36:27 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Junior_G

These kids are being done no favors.


12 posted on 07/30/2011 10:52:20 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Williams

You said it! Insane liberal thinking is par for the course in that socialist lovin’ cesspool/open sewer that is Seattle, (and it’s nearby communities), in Washington State though. SinFreakSicko and the surrounding bay area has nothing on Seattle either.


13 posted on 07/30/2011 10:54:51 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: Williams

Reminds me of the recent story where the parents were not telling anyone the sex of their baby. His or her name is “Storm” as I recall. The parents will not tell anyone the sex of the baby, and claim that they will raise him/her free of any gender stereotyping or pressures to conform to societal expectations.

Gee, society sure is oppressive to liberals isn’t it? People who wonder about the sex of your baby want to know so they can impose gender stereotypes on him/her. It’s hard to believe but that’s how these radical liberal types think.


14 posted on 07/30/2011 10:59:19 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Junior_G

I’m A Boy
(Pete Townshend)

One girl was called Jean Marie
Another little girl was called Felicity
Another little girl was Sally Joy
The other was me, and I’m a boy

My name is Bill and I’m a headcase
They practice making up on my face
Yeah, I feel lucky if I get trousers to wear
Spend ages taking hairpins from my hair

Chorus 1
I’m a boy, I’m a boy
But my ma won’t admit it
I’m a boy, I’m a boy
But if I say I am I get it

Put your frock on Jean Marie
Plait your hair Felicity
Paint your nails, little Sally Joy
Put this wig on, little boy

Chorus 1

I wanna play cricket on the green
Ride my bike across the stream
Cut myself and see my blood
I wanna come home all covered in mud

Chorus 2
I’m a boy, I’m a boy
But my ma won’t admit it
I’m a boy, I’m a boy, I’m a boy
I’m a boy, I’m a boy, I’m a boy, I’m a boy
I’m a boy, I’m a boy, I’m__ a__ boy__


15 posted on 07/30/2011 11:01:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Oh for pete’s sake. My three year old has spent all summer being “Bowser” some character in Mario. Not that he plays the games, just saw the picture and decided that’s who he was. I spiked his hair and that’s as far as my indulgence of his whims went. But that’s because I’m a parent.


16 posted on 07/30/2011 11:11:34 PM PDT by mockingbyrd
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I had a daughter who thought she was a chicken. My wife wanted to take her to a psychiatrist, but I told her no, because we needed the eggs.


17 posted on 07/30/2011 11:24:19 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Antoninus

It’s kids being kids. Encouraging them to actually become the “gender” they feel like at 5 years old is abuse. My sister was a tomboy, but grew up completely normal. The next door neighbor boy loved purses and having his nails done. But he outgrew it. Oftentimes a child will identify with the parent’s gender in a single parent household, because that is their only “model” when they are small.


18 posted on 07/30/2011 11:39:57 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: Junior_G
Gee, personal identity crises; I can relate.

I started life as a Bulldog; later, since I always wanted to fly, I became a Falcon, but then reassigned myself as a Ram...I AM an Aries, after all!

Had to change my wardrobe, as a Falcon is Blue & White; but a Ram is Red & White; not quite as deadly a rivalry as Crips & Bloods, but still don't want to flaunt the wrong colors on home turf.

Then I graduated, and became a Viking...and got a kitty.

Now, I'm just an old fart; I wear what I want...and have THREE kitties.

19 posted on 07/31/2011 12:05:19 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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“Liberals are obsessed with this notion of open-mindedness, and proving to themselves and to their liberal friends how open-minded they are. But open-mindedness uncoupled from critical thinking leads to destructive stupidity, as evidenced in almost every liberal position on every issue.”

Well said. Me steal.


20 posted on 07/31/2011 12:25:08 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Junior_G
40 years later....


21 posted on 07/31/2011 1:28:08 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: GeronL
Todays media...

Have disproportionate representation of small groups all over the TV.

In particular, a group which claims 10% but is probalby 2% or less seems to be represented on dangnear every show, even kids shows. I see a flamer, and I flip channels.

22 posted on 07/31/2011 1:39:27 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Junior_G

This is world class hurling sick. I’m angry to see this done to children way too little to know what they’re getting into. And I don’t mean gender-uncommon activities like boys playing with baby dolls or girls playing cowpoke. This is turn the world on its head sick.


23 posted on 07/31/2011 1:41:52 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution!)
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To: Junior_G

I just saw a boy, about 8 or 9 and carrying a girl doll around the grocery store. He was with his dad, and I felt sorry for the dad. Well, the boy too I guess, but mainly the dad. Then figured maybe the boy was perhaps disabled, etc. (Even a girl at 8 or 9 is too old to still be carting around a doll everywhere). Regardless - still feeling bad.

But now I find out maybe that dad was the happiest guy around. (This was near Seattle).


24 posted on 07/31/2011 1:48:40 AM PDT by 21twelve (Obama Recreating the New Deal: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts)
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To: Junior_G

There are a lot of people on this planet that need to be recycled.


25 posted on 07/31/2011 2:56:38 AM PDT by BigCinBigD
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There are a lot of people on this planet that need to be recycled.


You have a good idea. Why don’t we recycle them as SOYLENT PINK and feed the homeless.


26 posted on 07/31/2011 4:51:43 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: 21twelve

Well, if they’d gone the whole hog, you wouldn’t be able to tell the child was a boy.

I’d infinitely rather see boys playing with girl toys (within reason, e.g. they don’t paint their faces like girls, wear girl jewelry, etc.) and vice versa for tomboy girls, but still present themselves as their natural gender, than this cross-dressing. If the boys grow up hetero and marry and have kids, they are going to be cooking on the kitchen stove, washing clothes, and taking care of babies often enough. And there’s nothing wrong with Betsy “getting her gun” when that’s necessary. I knew a guy who jumped rope with the girls, but he was not gay.

But I have to say, cross dressing is sick.


27 posted on 07/31/2011 2:48:46 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution!)
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To: Junior_G

Deluxe accomodations at the Happy Home for the Incurabably
Coo-Coo are now available.


28 posted on 08/01/2011 2:12:51 AM PDT by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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To: Junior_G

Sacrificing children to Molech. God help them.


29 posted on 08/01/2011 5:21:46 AM PDT by fwdude
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To: Junior_G

It’s a form of Munchausen’s Syndrome.


30 posted on 08/01/2011 9:00:25 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Junior_G

This is just disgusting...
Perverts are now apparently free to tell little children it is OK to be transgendered. Next it will be illegal for parents to have a say in the matter.


31 posted on 08/01/2011 2:10:53 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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