Posts Tagged "Girl Scouts"

Why Are Conservatives So Afraid of Trans Girl Scouts?

Posted on May 18, 2015 in Personal Thoughts | 6 comments

“Sexual anarchy.” A “slap in the face to Christian parents.” A “dangerous policy.” That’s what some conservatives are calling the Girls Scouts acceptance of trans girls into the organization. I have to admit that I’m a bit confused by the reaction to the policy update posted on the Girls Scouts blog this week, because it’s pretty much been in place since 2011. “If a girl is recognized by her family, school and community as a girl and lives culturally as a girl, Girl Scouts is an organization that can serve her in a setting that is both emotionally and physically safe. Inclusion of transgender girls is handled at a...

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When Your Trans Child Comes Out Unexpectedly

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 in Personal Thoughts | 1 comment

AJ and her friend Jasmine announced they are ‪transgender‬ to the whole Brownie troop tonight. I don’t think I breathed for about four minutes. Jasmine was visiting and during intros was asked if there was anything she’d like to share about herself. She said “Well, I’m transgender.” My heart almost stopped. I thought I’d be more prepared for that kind of moment than I was. But she was amazing. She explained what being trans is and then AJ jumped in with “And I’m transgender, too! We both are.” The girls had a couple of questions but they all took it in stride. One even jumped in and said “We can learn about...

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