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Jane Emily

Ultraconservative Texas Christian Mom has Change of Heart
« on: March 27, 2017, 07:44:49 pm »
She was an ultraconservative Texas Christian. Then Kai was born and everything changed.

Fusion/by Kathryn Joyce 03/26/2017

http://fusion.net/story/393673/texas-bathroom-bill-sb6/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialshare&utm_content=theme_top_mobile

Long article that starts with a survey of Texas transphobe movement and its national effect.  Then focuses on stories of real transgender Texas families highlighting a mom whose transgender daughter turned her head around.  The article is actually pretty optimistic.




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Re: Ultraconservative Texas Christian Mom has Change of Heart
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2017, 11:08:25 pm »
She was abandoned by most of her family, friends, and Church.  I don't see reason for optimism.  The only lesson is that her particular "group" can only be changed one at a time if one of their own children is trans.  Empathy for anyone else is a foreign concept.


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Re: Ultraconservative Texas Christian Mom has Change of Heart
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2017, 12:09:35 am »
That's true. A similar case is of a Republican US Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, FL,  who had a change of heart because of having a transgender son. It's a start and we need all the allies we can get. She could just have easily gone the route of Leelah's parents.

But the interesting part of the article was the story of Dripping Springs Texas where local cis parents, some of whom has previously expressed anti-trans sentiments, banded together to support a transgender girl in their district in a show of good old "Texas defiance" to meddling outsiders. In this case the statewide anti-trans group, Texas Values.

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Re: Ultraconservative Texas Christian Mom has Change of Heart
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2017, 01:30:32 pm »
It is a good example of how personal experience and love of someone can transcend fear and bigotry. This is a story many gay people have seen occur with their parents.

But yeah i wish it took less than that to help people to be more humane and accepting.

Another side of this story is that with her acceptance came the actions required to provide for her daughters identity needs such as clothing.



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Re: Ultraconservative Texas Christian Mom has Change of Heart
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2017, 04:39:37 am »
these ultra Christian conservatives give me the creeps!

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Re: Ultraconservative Texas Christian Mom has Change of Heart
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2019, 11:57:08 pm »
I am so glad that this mom was able to accept her child for who she really is inside and out!  It says a lot about the mom and how much she loves her child to overcome her formerly held personal beliefs and through love, accept her daughter. 

To me, the important lesson here is that having personal experience with a minority (a <transgender> child) opened the eyes of someone who had mistaken beliefs about <transgender> human beings.  The personal experience made a difference, opened the heart and mind of someone and that led to healthy change. 

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Re: Ultraconservative Texas Christian Mom has Change of Heart
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2019, 01:28:49 am »
I saw this little girl on 20/20 and she's amazing!! I'm glad that her mother is finally standing up and doing something that's right for a change. It's sad though that it took having a trans child for her to go from being a bigot to an ally. But hey at least she's on the right course now I guess.
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