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Awareness, laws help transgender youths flourish
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 16, 2013 | Ellen Huet

Posted on 08/17/2013 8:28:19 PM PDT by artichokegrower

When Catherine Lee used to take her young child to the grocery store, other shoppers would often comment, "Oh, what a nice son you have, helping you pack the groceries."

She would sometimes just let it pass and exchange a glance with her kid. But other times, she would correct them: "Oh, no, this is my daughter, Kimberly."

"I tried to take him shopping to get girlier clothes, dress him in pink, help people understand he was a girl," Lee said.

But her child, now 16-year-old Ashton Zaine Lee, came out as transgender to his parents about two years ago, and Lee had to learn quickly that "this is it - this is my new reality."

Lee, a 46-year-old therapist from Manteca, is part of a growing group of parents navigating - sometimes at crash-course speed - the complexities of raising a transgender child.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda
Who's on first? Pretty difficult article to read in trying to determine who is a boy and who is a girl and what did they start as? Being that the kid's mom is a therapist explains a lot.
1 posted on 08/17/2013 8:28:19 PM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

These “journalists” probably can’t keep the he/she straight these days. lol


2 posted on 08/17/2013 8:31:16 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: artichokegrower

“Lee, a 46-year-old therapist .... “


That’s all I needed to read. The kids mother is a nutcase.


3 posted on 08/17/2013 8:31:50 PM PDT by boycott
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To: artichokegrower

I was a man, trapped in the body of - a man! How boring. Basically, making it easier to be different, inherently makes being different attractive, especially to kids having a hard time conforming in the first place. Diversity - the more diversity there is, the verse things get.


4 posted on 08/17/2013 8:31:50 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: artichokegrower

Who will buy California from us? Mexico or China?


5 posted on 08/17/2013 8:33:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: artichokegrower

How can sterile, evolutionary dead-enders “flourish?”


6 posted on 08/17/2013 8:35:05 PM PDT by Antioch (Benedikt Gott Geschickt)
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To: artichokegrower

I will stand by Torah: The answer is death!


7 posted on 08/17/2013 8:39:06 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: boycott

Yep. The mother decided her son really was a girl before they even knew the difference and forced that on them. Sick.


8 posted on 08/17/2013 8:40:28 PM PDT by matt04
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To: artichokegrower
I actually googled to find out what messed up third world country Manteca was! Why can't women like this be locked up in mental institutions?
9 posted on 08/17/2013 8:40:47 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: artichokegrower
Thank God for Obama sticking up for the rights of our transgendered kids. What a guy!

Next to really protect the vulnerable transgendered 11 year olds out there Obama will issue a new order: anyone who objects will be declared an enemy combatant and droned.

10 posted on 08/17/2013 8:41:36 PM PDT by garjog (This message monitored by the IRS and the NSA to improve customer service. Thank you.)
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To: artichokegrower

Did anyone check her chromosomes? XX or XY? If science gives us global warming and evolution as opposed to creation, why doesn’t science determine gender anymore? I’m just asking.


11 posted on 08/17/2013 8:43:29 PM PDT by clashfan
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To: artichokegrower

Just one MORE reason to avoid Kalifornia.


12 posted on 08/17/2013 8:52:28 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: artichokegrower

EEExxxUse me. but transgender kid are NOT going to flourish, what ever you do...


13 posted on 08/17/2013 8:53:09 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: The Antiyuppie
Quote: I was a man, trapped in the body of - a man!

I am a rich man trapped inside of a poor man's body. As I am not an American citizen and do not live in the US, do you suppose that I can petition Resident Ubama for foreign aid to help me achieve my potential as a rich man? It would only be a mere $1 million to help me self-actualize as a rich man. What is a million when one is running a trillion dollar deficit? Perhaps I should be asking for such advice from the DUmmies at DU.

(sarc)

14 posted on 08/17/2013 8:57:07 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: artichokegrower
Isn't this all just so special? One of my prime worries 24/7 is the feelings of homosexuals, transgenders, and other sexually challenged animals.

vaudine

15 posted on 08/17/2013 8:58:28 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: artichokegrower
And public schools almost never have students shower at school anymore and haven't for decades, due to the costs of the water and the staff needed to keep them running and clean, Hill said.

Is this true????

16 posted on 08/17/2013 8:59:54 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: artichokegrower

Lol, I had a kid who thought he was gay in 9th grade talk about how he was gay. I told him, “you’re not gay! You’re in 9th grade! Who told you were gay?”

He looked at me like he never considered it. He recently graduated as a heterosexual. True story.


17 posted on 08/17/2013 9:00:05 PM PDT by struggle
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To: artichokegrower

makes me vomit


18 posted on 08/17/2013 9:05:43 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: matt04

The really annoying thing here is that there exist a small number of people with peculiarities of birth where their sex really IS an issue. Unfortunately, those people are now lumped in with wack jobs or slightly confused kids who would have turned out fine on their own, except for being egged on by their enablers.


19 posted on 08/17/2013 9:07:51 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: babygene

They weren’t born transgender. They’re vein brainwashed by the pedophiles to believe it. Makes for easier molestin pickens.../s


20 posted on 08/17/2013 9:10:51 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: gitmo

The public schools in Tucson have showers, and students use them.


21 posted on 08/17/2013 9:11:26 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: jsanders2001

They weren’t born transgender. They’re being brainwashed by the pedophiles to believe it. Makes for easier molestin pickens.../s


22 posted on 08/17/2013 9:11:36 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: artichokegrower

I watched a movie last week and in the end it was revealed the killer had been made to dress and be his dead sister
and that is what drove him over the edge.


23 posted on 08/17/2013 9:16:57 PM PDT by funfan
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To: struggle

That conversation is actually illegal in California, Mass and IIRC, NJ.

Someone correct me because I’m probably misremembering all the particular states where that very conversation is illegal now.


24 posted on 08/17/2013 9:19:53 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: artichokegrower
God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.

There is no such thing as a genetic transgender, bisexual, homosexual or whatever. We were all born heterosexual. Any variation is a CHOICE by humanity.

Artie/chokes three for a dollar. Bwahahaha!

25 posted on 08/17/2013 9:29:37 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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The fact is, some kids do it just to piss off their parents. If they want to be gay, great, but they have to make the choice to be infected by a multitude of diseases. A good friend of my family is a former gay stripper in New Orleans, and he contracted Hep C and a huge Ketamine addiction until he got “tired of the lifestyle.” Now he’s married to a woman.

The gay lifestyle frequently involves self-destruction.


26 posted on 08/17/2013 9:37:59 PM PDT by struggle
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To: gitmo
And public schools almost never have students shower at school anymore and haven't for decades, due to the costs of the water and the staff needed to keep them running and clean, Hill said.

Is this true????

That's what I was wondering. I can't imagine a bunch of high school boys going from 40 minutes of physical education into a classroom without showering first.

27 posted on 08/17/2013 9:39:36 PM PDT by TexasKamaAina
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Why do they need “staff” to keep their showers clean? The delicate little darlings can’t clean them themselves?

Sheesh.


28 posted on 08/17/2013 10:17:57 PM PDT by Argus
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To: struggle

Always involves self destruction.


29 posted on 08/17/2013 11:37:22 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just let China have ca in exchange for all the U.S. treasury bonds they currently own.

Benefits:

- China gets prime real estate with a weak population that it can easily liquidate.

- ca gets the serfdom it wants.

- The US debt gets cut by a substantial amount.

- The Red States are relieved of their biggest economic and social burden.

It’s a win-win for everyone!


30 posted on 08/17/2013 11:54:12 PM PDT by Vision Thing
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To: artichokegrower
Awareness, laws help transgender youths flourish libtard parents screw up their kid's lives in order to become the darlings of their progressive social circles.
31 posted on 08/18/2013 12:03:54 AM PDT by Washi
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What I am aware of is transgender does not exist in nature or reality. It is a mental illness that is no longer allowed to be called a mental illness by the PC liberals.


32 posted on 08/18/2013 4:03:02 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: artichokegrower

Once upon a time in America people used to try to find a cure for mental illnesses and disorders. Now they enable them and sometime encourage it.

Society has gone to crap. And people wonder why I’m in such a crappy mood most of the time.


33 posted on 08/18/2013 4:55:43 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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