Let's not perpetuate the ignorance and lack of acceptance that has marked too many young people's lives with cruelty and alienation. The experience of gender fluidity can start as early as 3 or 4 years old, when children's natural development includes recognition of biological and gender differences. As media sources, you have a lot of power and responsibility for setting the tone regarding how young people from marginalized and vulnerable populations are perceived and treated by others. I implore you to educate yourselves and go to http://www.youthandgendermediaproject.org to read and watch video clips about the real lives of gender non-conforming youth and their families. Let's be allies, not assholes.
— Katharine Sprecher