So this child's gender is boy? But he wants to be at a sleepover with his friends, some of whom are girls? And you don't want your child to attend co-ed sleepovers?

That doesn't sound transphobic to me--the opposite would be; if you imposed the sex this boy was born with onto him and refused to acknowledge him as a boy--BUT your stance does shine a big spotlight on a child who is likely struggling, since most non-cis kids struggle as they build and grow into their identities.

I personally come from a much less strict background, and would've felt…

Jenny Milchman

I write about getting published, the long road to a dream, and sometimes a few dark psychological places.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store