A Mother’s Letter to the LGBT+ Community for Transgender Awareness Week
Hi! This is Katya and Tat’s mom Patte. Some know me (from the Gilmore Girl reactions) some don’t, but I’m here to write that my whole life even when I was young I accepted everyone and anyone. I am 57 years old and a lot of people my age need to be more open-minded and accepting of each other. They especially don’t accept people if it’s not in their “realm of understanding”. It’s why they need to work harder to have that understanding.
So for today to raise awareness about Transgender Awareness Week, I want to show my love and support! When I was in high school I won a “Friendliest Award” because I helped and accepted everyone no matter race, religion, or sexuality. To this day I still am like this. I love and accept all no matter what you believe, look like, or who you love. I am there for you!
When I was 13 years old I went to Washington, DC with my parents for a 4 Day Weekend to go to all the museums and enjoy. As we were crossing a street, there was a parade of people going on. At first, we got stuck walking with these people, but then realized it was a Walk for LGBT Rights parade to talk to the president and get more rights and support for the LGBT Community. Even at that age, I was happy to be able to be in the parade and march for those five minutes.
Anyhow, to this day and beyond I will accept everyone. Mom Advice of the Day:
Who you are, be proud! Never let go of how special you are. Because we are all different and to me, that is how we all should stand up for and for ourselves. Most importantly we should stand together out of love.
Love you all!