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Transgender Childhood Is Not a ‘Trend’

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There’s a story I know of a young transgender girl from rural Wisconsin, who before the age of 5 made it clear enough to her parents that she was a girl, not a boy, that they changed her name and dressed her in girl’s clothes.

When the time came for her to go to school, her parents arranged with school administrators for her to attend as a girl. She used the girl’s bathroom and participated in the girls’ 4-H Club.

All in all, she was treated with respect, not bullied or shunned. Maybe you can picture a girl like that today. But can you picture her in the 1930s?

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