When you become a parent and welcome this whole new human into the world, you then get walloped by the joy and terror of watching your kid grow into an entire person beyond your control — which can give you a whole new sense of empathy.
That inherent parent empathy is why we’re so baffled by parents who fail to show unconditional love and support to their kids when they come out as LGBTQ+. You know, the parents who are completely unlike Jamie Lee Curtis, Dwyane Wade, Charlize Theron, Magic Johnson, and the other celeb moms and dads we’re applauding here.
“Hello everyone, I’m Miles. son who is transsexual. He is currently one month away from being 15 years old, so he is aware of the inquiries and remarks made about him on my Instagram. Miles has requested me to write this piece because he can now speak.”
“For a long, I refused to share anything with him, but now I know Miles actually wants me to post this because he’s sick of people misgendering and confusing things, so we’re setting the record right and hopefully giving clarity.”
“Miles’ desire to put an end to hatred and courage in speaking up at such a young age makes me incredibly proud of him. He now has the rest of his life to live morally.”
“I am my son’s biggest supporter in every way. I’m hoping you’ll be, too. I appreciate your helping me and my family through all of the changes we’ve experienced over the years. More compassion and love are needed in the world.”
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