metaknighty:

why do straight ppl think they can whine about gay ppl “throwing their sexuality in our faces” when almost every waking second of every minute of every day of my life is filled with heterosexual romance media and heteronormativity. like u think 2 girls holding hands in public is rubbing their sexuality in ur face you have no fucking idea what queer people go through on a daily basis shut the fuck up

sidneyia:

daemonophile:

genderlizard:

tonidorsay:

The difference between abuse & neglect and genuine love for a child that may be trans.

Dressing in clothing typically seen for the opposite sex does not make someone trans. Peter just wants to wear dresses and play with dolls. It has nothing to do with being trans, you’re just assigning gender to clothing and accessories, and saying that Peter can’t possibly be a boy because he likes them.

Yes, and that’s bad, because it’s reinforcing gender roles.

Note that it says may be trans, though. Gravitating toward things typically coded for the opposite sex can be a symptom of transsexualism in children. The comic isn’t saying liking dresses makes a kid trans - it’s saying that letting your kid wear whatever they want and play with whatever they want is the least repressive route in case the kid turns out to be trans. (Or even if he turns out to be a cis man who likes to crossdress - how many gender-non-conforming cis people report needlessly gender-restrictive childhoods, too? Just don’t subject your kid to that, at all, whether they have transsexualism or not.)