A Colorado family is thrust into the international media spotlight when they fight for the rights of their 6-year-old transgender daughter in a landmark civil rights case.

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it's a wonderful film
7 January 2017 | by (over in the corner) – See all my reviews

This is one of the reasons I don't cancel netflix. From time to time, there are inspirational documentaries that make me smile and this is one of them.

It always amazes and sickens me how there are so many ignorant people in the united states that feel compelled to lash out and ridicule others that are different. Sexual orientation, sexual preferences and sex mean completely different things for pre-teen children than they do for adults. If you have have a child that feels differently than their anatomy there could be various physical and psychological reasons for it that has nothing to do with how adults view sex and attraction. We're not all wired the same. Psychology is an imprecise science but their are many ideas that are not a matter of opinion and one of those is that we are not all wired the same. I hope anyone watching this can learn to be more tolerant especially if you are in a similar situation. I don't personally have transgender children but as these parents point out it's not the end of the world. It's not nearly the worst thing that can happen to your children unless you make it that way or you let other people make it that way. Just let your kids be.

What's amazing about this story is how well this couple deal with the situation on top of all the other challenges they have with their other children. Most people I know, including myself probably couldn't handle it as well and then on top of that they put their lives out in the public view in order to change perception of transgenders. Rather than criticize and ridicule, those opposing them should learn from this couple and try to find a common ground. Do I agree that children of all sexes should share one bathroom, no, but I do feel that we have to include everyone and sometimes make special exceptions no matter how uncomfortable.

I won't give away the details but at the end they list the vocational aspirations of both parents and it is strikingly ironic and amusing if you watched the whole film. I don't know if it's just the way the filmmakers skewed the film or their lives are actually like that but best wishes to them and their family.


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