"At 8:53pm MST, Kirby Athena Denise Dodd joined us. She is 6lbs 7oz. She is totally healthy with all the right parts."
Lovelace Women's Hospital on Montgomery, Albuquerque
Never weather-beaten sail,Thomas Campion. 1567?–1619
Never weather-beaten sail more willing bent to shore;
Never tirèd pilgrim's limbs affected slumber more
Than my wearied sprite now longs to fly out of my troubled breast;
O come quickly, sweetest Lord, and take my soul to rest!
Ever blooming are the joys of heaven's high Paradise;
Cold age deafs not there our ears, nor vapour dims our eyes;
Glory there the sun outshines, whose beams the Blessèd only see;
O come quickly, glorious Lord, and raise my sprite to Thee!
That's the original verse. For vocal arrangements, the "O come quickly" is repeated three times.
Thanks in part to the full-throated support of progressives and trans activists, one approach is gaining ground in America. It contends that children know themselves best: if your three-year-old says he is a girl, do not deny or question her but instead support her. When she is ready to transition, assist her to do so – whether that means buying pink dresses now or approving her use of cross-sex hormones later on. Parents who affirm their kids’ desire to transition have been widely lauded for their courage; doctors who question whether medical intervention is in a child’s best interest have been accused of transphobia.
So contentious is this argument that parents I have spoken to fear publicly raising issues that worry them. There is one, in particular, that troubles many: what if my child changes her mind?
Notably, many of them come back to say that they don't mean to suggest that others should not accept treatment, and there are transgender people, and they don't mean to suggest everyone who takes testosterone is wrong to do so, and such backpedalling and defensive statements. I'm guessing that they fear the bullying pressure of the transgender supporters.
Brie Jontry: Born in the right body
Noor Masterson (Brie's daughter), and her account: It’s not conversion therapy to learn to love your body: A teen desister tells her story
Jenny Cyphers, A Careful Step into a Field of Landmines
Transgender Questions (Parents) public (readable without joining) facebook group