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INCLUSION BEGINS EARLY

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When we think about the emergence of our true selves, we often think of a timeline of sorts. We make predictions about our own children yet we truly have no idea as to what sexual identities will emerge or when they will emerge. Our sexual identity is not pre-formatted in the way we might want to believe. We cannot cause a child to be female if he is born into a female body nor can we prevent a male from being female if she is born into a male body. Even a child has an internal, deeply-held sense of their gender. For transgender people, their gender identity does not match the sex they were assigned at birth. Most people have a gender identity of man or woman (or boy or girl). For some people, their gender identity does not fit neatly into one of those two choices, the non-binary. Unlike gender expression gender identity is not visible to others. I’m still learning about all of this. I hope you are, too. Our children are going to change everything we believe about everything. And, le…