Nicte — you have brought tears to my eyes with your beautiful words and your courageous confession of the process you took towards acceptance. It is true that we are all a product of the culture we are raised in. I am no different, I just happened to be raised in a culture of compassion and awareness of differences. If I can ever be a support or home base for your son, please reach out. I live in Manhattan and would be happy to be his NY mother. Or his NY fan. I am now YOUR fan. Onward, amazing Nicte, always in the direction of love.