Classes are going great. I was more bright-eyed and alert in class this morning than I have been in any 9 AM class ever. For the first time since the beginning of ninth-grade I am more than pleased with my academic surroundings. If I may, I would like to explain the sentiment behind recent comments I have made that may have offended some of you. I do not hate trans-gendered individuals. I do however resent how the notion of “gender queer” has permeated people concept of the gay identity.
I am a big fan of Classic Rock, particularly The Doors. In middle school I was fond of wearing a t-shirt on which was pictured a bare-chested Jim Morrison. I took some flack for doing so from my peers. Nothing major, just some simple teasing. I was called gay, etc.
About a year ago, there was that tragic incident at a middle school in Oxnard C.A. shortly thereafter a group sprang up on Facebook declaring that Lawrence King had been murdered because. he was gay. Was he gay? Based on all the information about what led up to the incident, King’s sexual orientation is unclear. I would not be farfetched however to presume that was tran-sexual. A m2f.
1) If a fourteen year old male middle school student in New York State is given flack for something as minor as wearing a shirt featuring the singer from his favorite 60’s rock band. Is it really that difficult to foresee a fourteen year old male middle school student in CA being picked on for cross dressing?