Hey, Martie!

Love your thinking about deconstructing the gender binary. We can see non binary people as far back as we’re able to peer into human history. Embracing and loving people who aren’t lucky enough to be part of the majority is so important.

People like your youngest are such important examples. Thanks to you, they’re doing pretty well, I think. But if not for your educating yourself and understanding them? Imagine the misery. And shame.

I have a friend who has a non-binary child who just turned 12. They’re a vibrant, happy, cheerful kid that just lights the family up. But it didn’t used to be that way. My friend rescued them from a dismal situation and became their mother by choice, adopting them because the original family wanted nothing to do with a “boy” who acts like a “girl.”

Stories like that are tragic and need to be told!

Speaking of which, some writing friends and I recently opened a Medium publication dedicated to amplifying LGBTQ storytelling voices.

I really hope you can contribute with a story about you and your family. What does it feel like be and to raise a non-binary child? What’s it like? We’d love to hear your stories!



Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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