11-jarig transgendermeisje reageert op speech Obama

24/01/13 om 17:10 - Bijgewerkt om 17:10

Bron: Knack Weekend

Sadie(11) vindt dat Obama in zijn inauguratiespeech ook wat woorden mocht overhebben voor de transgendergemeenschap.

11-jarig transgendermeisje reageert op speech Obama

Sadie wist al sinds de kleuterklas dat ze eigenlijk een meisje was, gevangen in het lichaam van dat van een jongen. Ze maakt geen geheim van haar gevoelens en vertelt iedereen openlijk dat ze transgender is. Haar moeder is er dan ook van overtuigd dat haar dochter "een stem heeft", die ze moet gebruiken om de transgendergemeenschap te verdedigen.

"Sadie was erg trots dat Obama openlijk de holebibeweging adresseerde in zijn inauguratiespeech. Ze vond het echter heel jammer dat hij niets zei over de transgendergemeenschap", aldus Sadie's moeder aan The Huffington Post. Ze moedigde Sadie aan een brief te schrijven naar president Obama.

Lees hieronder "Sadie's dream for the world":

"The world would be a better place if everyone had the right to be themselves, including people who have a creative gender identity and expression. Transgender people are not allowed the freedom to do things everyone else does, like go to the doctor, go to school, get a job, and even make friends. Transgender kids like me are not allowed to go to most schools because the teachers think we are different from everyone else. The schools get afraid of how they will talk with the other kids' parents, and transgender kids are kept secret or told not to come there anymore. Kids are told not to be friends with transgender kids, which makes us very lonely and sad. When they grow up, transgender adults have a hard time getting a job because the boss thinks the customers will be scared away. Doctors are afraid of treating transgender patients because they don't know how to take care of them, and some doctors don't really want to help them. Transgender patients like me travel to other states to see a good doctor. It would be a better world if everyone knew that transgender people have the same hopes and dreams as everyone else. We like to make friends and want to go to school. Transgender people want to get good jobs and go to doctors like they are exactly the same. It really isn't that hard to like transgender people because we are like everyone else."
(KS)

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