Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Way to go Phil

I was reading my April edition of Oprah magazine when a question therein written to Dr. Phil caught my eye (page 66). The question was from a grandparent seeking advice about raising their transgender child.

Dr. Phil wrote an excellent, long reply. There was one part that particularly made my heart sing:
"Until it becomes clear how he is hardwired, nothing you do or don't do will change whether or not he is gay or transgender. But you can impact how he feels about who he is."

Bravo Dr. Phil!

I know we have a long way to go with regards to LGBTQ rights but when I see an article such as this I feel proud at how far we have come. There is no way that we would have had a celebrity like Ellen or issues on sexuality in major magazines fifty, or even twenty, years ago. We've come a long way.