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‘An older man said to my sister, ‘Let me get a taste of that.’ He was sticking his tongue out and wiggling it. She instantly turned red. She was 12. He laughed and I did, too. I don’t know why, but I did.’

“This is what it REALLY means to be a man. It’s kissing my wife’s stomach and telling her she’s beautiful, even with her c-section scar and stretch marks. It’s telling my daughter ‘Honey, OWN that Jersey’ when she comes home from school crying after a boy told her to take it off because girls ‘don’t play’ sports.”

‘I still love you.’ When he was 13, he told me he was pansexual. I wasn’t sure what steps I should take as his mother, or even what an appropriate response was.’: Mom of pansexual son encourages others ‘to celebrate our similarities and differences’

“I wanted to prove to Adrian that there is support for him beyond what he saw. Most people have heard that a number of transgender people will attempt suicide. Regardless, this is simply not a risk I was willing to take.”

‘My husband makes a hideous woman. His big breasts were funny! But, some people HATED it.’: Mom shocked by adult strangers’ rude comments towards husband’s Halloween costume, ‘It costs absolutely nothing to be kind’

“It didn’t take long before I realized that my husband dressed-up as the bearded lady was not as charming to our fellow trick-or-treaters as I thought it was. Children were pointing and laughing. Grown women were calling him hateful names loud enough for my children to hear. I was shocked.”

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