Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Father’s Day (Jun.15) Ain’t Easy For Transsexuals

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Father’s Day (Jun. 15) can bring a motherload of issues for transsexual parents.

Donna Rose is an advocate on transsexual issues and knows first-hand the tough time many transgendered parents have around Father’s Day, having lived the first 40 years of her life as a man and parenting a 22-year-old son.

She says, “People observe the holiday in their own way. My son doesn’t remember my birthday, let alone Father’s Day, so we probably won’t celebrate. Some transsexuals find it to be a slap in the face, but everyone has to figure out what’s comfortable for them.”

Rose is looking forward to the day when non-traditional families get a holiday of their own.

She explains. “They haven’t come out with a transsexual parents’ day yet, but I wish they would. I would definitely celebrate it.”

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