Civilities: Do I introduce my child a...

Civilities: Do I introduce my child as my a transgender sona ?

There are 3 comments on the The Washington Post story from Jul 6, 2014, titled Civilities: Do I introduce my child as my a transgender sona ?. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Steven Petrow, the author of "Steven Petrow's Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners," addresses questions about LGBT and straight etiquette in his column, Civilities.

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Rayne

Woodstock, GA

#1 Jul 7, 2014
So, how do we introduce those for whom gender doesn't fit society's two-category system? I'm not talking about within the LGBT community, I mean the friends and acquaintances in society who knew the person as either male or female before, but not that person presents in a more androgynous way and is okay with either 'him' or 'her,' and doesn't identify with either gender exclusively? How do you put others at ease when they can't really tell what gender the person fits more?

Since: Mar 07

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#2 Jul 7, 2014
Rayne wrote:
So, how do we introduce those for whom gender doesn't fit society's two-category system?......
Introduce them by name. That's it.

To say this is my "transgender son", is just about as tacky as saying this is my "adopted" daughter.

Unnecessary.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#3 Jul 8, 2014
The introduction will take place at a city 'pride' event. Call him/her whatever you want to.

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