PRIDE Week.

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  1. Gameface

    Gameface All-Jazzfanz First Team! Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    It is about time.

    My child, my only child, is transgender.

    It is PRIDE week.

    I am PROUD of my child. I LOVE my child.

    I will fight and I am willing to die to protect my child's rights.

    I served the U.S. Navy for rar less. And I was perfectly willing to die in my service of the U.S. Navy.

    I give my life to protect my child. I am willing to sacrifice everything.

    I am PROUD of my child.

    If you have something to say, say it. I'm right here.
     
  2. The Thriller

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    MAGA?

    All the more reason to get Cheeto Mussolini out of office as soon as possible.

    Have a good Memorial Day weekend everyone!
     
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  3. NPC D4617

    NPC D4617 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on your child Bulletproof.

    My cousin is transgender.
     
  4. bigb

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    I had no idea your child is transgender. Congrats to her for living her truth.


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  5. LogGrad98

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    What does he or she identify as? How old?

    Just curious. I don't know anyone transgender.
     
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  6. Gameface

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    I haven't been open about it. I've known for about 2 1/2 years.
     
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  7. Gameface

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    Female, almost 18 years old.
     
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  8. One Brow

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    I think you should be more supportive of your child.

    :)
     
  9. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Sounds like there is a story there. Happy to hear it if you ever want to share. I'm very interested.
     
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  10. Gameface

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    I don't know what the story would be. I mean I honestly didn't see it coming. It isn't something I ever would have wished for. For several months after finding out I honestly just wished my kid would "get over it." Obviously that's not how it works.

    It has been hard for me to deal with and I have kept it hidden from people I work with, most of the people I've interacted with from jazzfanz, basically if I didn't need to be open about it I haven't been.
     
  11. Zombie

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    Good on ya man. Trans kids have is hard enough, I'm sure she's grateful to have such an awesome and supportive parent.
     
  12. Gameface

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    I was a little more aggressive than I probably should have been. This was honestly scary for me to do and I think I compensated by being a little confrontational.
     
  13. Gameface

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    I would have thought that until it became a reality. I mean my kid is lucky in the sense that my wife and I supported her from the start and have done what we can to support her and get her the outside support she needs. But I could be better. I guess I'm working on it.

    There was a guy at work (he doesn't work there anymore) who was asked "What would you do if you found out your son was gay?" and his response was "I'd beat the gay out of him." So yeah, my kid is lucky that POS isn't her dad.
     
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  14. Gameface

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    There was a time I was at the bar with @fishonjazz and he's talking to this guy who's pretty hammered and I think somewhat randomly the guy starts ranting about transgender people. I think he was complaining about the bathroom thing. Fish had no idea my kid was transgender and I just sort of stopped participating in the conversation, but Fish told him it wasn't a big deal, not something to get worked up about and that he's probably been in the bathroom with a transgender person and didn't even realize it, so why should it matter. I really appreciated that. If I had gotten into it with the guy I'm sure I would have been more hostile and it might have ended badly.
     
  15. fishonjazz

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    What a **** head.

    I will have no problem with my daughter being gay or trans or whatever. I love her too much to care about labels like that.
    I just want her to be a nice, good person who is happy. That's it.

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  16. Archie Moses

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    You're putting something out there that you've kept inside, and private, that makes you vulnerable. I wouldn't say your post read as confrontational. It read, to me, as protective, proud, loving, open and not holding back due to any fears or insecurities. Your kid is lucky to have you.

    I know I've shared some thoughts on here about trans in sports and my story of unknowingly going on a date with a trans person once. I hope I never wrote anything insensitive, but I'm sure that thread was a reason you didn't share your kid is trans until now (or maybe it's just because it's no one's business.)

    Just want you to know, I think this was very brave, admirable, and cool of you. As others have said, your kid is lucky to have you as a parent and I'm sure you feel lucky to have her as a daughter too.

    I think it was very honest of you to say it was something you would have never have wished for and hoping that it was just a stage. I think that's probably a pretty normal feeling. However, life is about progression and not perfection. Keep on keeping on.
     
  17. One Brow

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    I appreciate that, believe me.
     
  18. gandalfe

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    I've never known anyone who was trans, not very well. I have to say that I don't understand it, at least not emotionally. But that's OK, I don't need to be able to to support them.
     
  19. Rubashov

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    I'd say its not really entirely your story to share either. From your perspective sure but the other is your child's own story and where they are at with it. Anyway that's my two cents...
     
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  20. Gameface

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    Agreed. I can only really tell my story.

    For the record, my child is "out" I wouldn't have posted this otherwise.
     
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