'Boy or girl?' Gender a new challenge for schools

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  • kargirl Sacramento, CA
    May 30, 2013 5:00 p.m.

    My heart goes out to these kids! Thanks to DN for the article, and the links. I thought it was tough being a tomboy in a girlie-world! My best wishes to Ryan and her family, you're all so courageous for sharing your story.

  • Danny Chipman Lehi, UT
    May 29, 2013 4:35 p.m.

    Perhaps we should just label bathrooms "XX" and "XY" and avoid all the confusion.

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    May 28, 2013 11:00 p.m.


    I can't believe this article is in DN.
    Good for DN.

    I remember a year or so ago reading a news article about a family with a set of twins and one of the twins at a very early age self-identified as transgender. The parents did everything to resist their child's transgenderness, without success. They finally accepted their child and sought support from professionals.

    We are making progress but there is still much we don't know and understand about sexual identity. We ought to refrain from judging and treat everybody with kindness and respect and teach our children to do the same.

  • Miss Piggie Pheonix, AZ
    May 28, 2013 7:17 p.m.

    "From early on, we divide toys and activities by very distinct gender lines, with superheroes and trucks and muck on one side and princesses and dolls and all things frilly on the other."

    This is the main method of sex identity in children. That's why we have dads and moms. Dads to play ball and go fishing with boys and moms to play dolls and sew frilly dresses for girl. Mix this up and you're asking for trouble in later years of the child's life.