Monteque Pope-Le Beau
I came across a very interesting article about a boy a month or two ago in the Huffington Post which you can read here. What was so fascinating about the article was the 5 year old boy was born a girl. After years of Ryland Whittington frustration of having to be something Ryland felt was not who he was; his wise parents began listen to him. In doing so, they found out they had a Transgender Child. They were not upset nor did they judge Ryland, instead they helped their child make the transition from a girl to a boy. Now Ryland is a happy little boy, but what was very surprising was how people judged Ryland’s parents for letting Ryland be true to himself.
We tend to judge anything which is deemed not normal or different. Whether race, gender, sexuality, age or religion, if is it not acceptable then we condemned it. In this advanced society that we live in what is needed is not more condemning, but understanding and support of individuals who are different. To accept things that we do not understand is a step in right direction of equality. I would like to take this moment to ask what is sexual orientation? What makes a boy or a girl? Scientists have said that it is not what is between your legs that makes you who you are, but what is between your ears.
As science starts to unfold the mystery of sexual orientation it is my hope that one day people will having a much more open mind and not judge others for who they are; even if the outside does not match the inside.
We could learn so much from this family about love and acceptance.