I just had to reblog this article by Jonathon Reed.
“Gender is a spectrum. It’s not black and white. There is no ‘opposite’ gender; the binary concept fails to capture the rich variation that exists within gender identity.
Every single young person who is fighting to define themselves — trans kids, queer kids, gender fluid kids — need to be protected. They need to belong.”
As Reed illustrates through examples like Leelah Alcorn and his own experiences of bullying throughout his gender non-conforming childhood, gender identity is more than an issue of opinion or theory.
“Gender identity is a matter of life and death.”
Reed is fundraising for The Trevor Project, a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.