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Re: “Hope Tyler’s Little Girl Became a Boy, and She Became an Activist

Your son is exceptionally lucky to have you as a parent.

The tragedy of Leelah Alcorn and of all the Leelah Alcorns in North Carolina and around the world should haunt those who pass hate laws like HB2...sadly they seem to ignore the overwhelming evidence that acceptance and love are the only appropriate responses to transgender children.

Instead they peddle fear - unreasoning, unfounded fear. And I say that as a member of my local school board's Financial Advisory Committee, someone very familiar with the right and wrong way a school system can deal with transgender students.

Last year I was approached by a local school official asking for help with a bathroom policy. I suggested that they not draft one and simply let things move on their own, because an official policy, something that might attract controversy, just isn't needed.

There are four transgender students in our system right now (out of just below 4000 total students). They are not the first transgender students and they won't be the last.

And in the 12 years I've been in the district we have had exactly zero issues, complaints or incidents. Instead our local students have thrived and moved on to college, whether transgender or not. And that's the way it should be.

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Posted by Chrissie Browde on 09/22/2016 at 3:19 PM

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