Proud in a dress, but not allowed it outside his/her bedroom!
I've known about Leelah Alcorn's case only since a few hours ago. Identified as a boy at birth, the kid never ceased to feel like "a girl trapped in a boy's body." But her parents and church would never let her live her life until s/he decided to call it quits.
My summary doesn't convey the atrocity this innocent has gone thru though. It's actually hard to believe that parents in a developed country refused to listen to their kid they loved "unconditionally," in god's name.
My point is on what makes our parliamentarians and poiticians fail to see what was known in the Sumerians' time, and currently officially recognized in India. The third gender that is. The "god created a man and a woman" myth is now as effective as the flat Earth, and calling a person man or woman from their physical appearance is as true as judging a book from its cover!
There are millions of people around the globe who are neither men nor women, or totally different from what the world thinks they are.
How are these people surviving stigma and/or torture? How can we identify some of them around us? What can I personally do to help solve this problem within my means?
I first wondered why no single media in my country talked about poor Leelah Alcorn's case--unless I'm mistaken--but I remembered that folks were busy enjoying Christmas and New Year. There obviously was no room for such a nuisance! And strictly no LGBT poison in "our blessed land" sir/madam!