Participants: Max & Ryan; Family structure; Queer; Trans; Community
Max: I want them to see that this is, we are just one permutation of a family makeup. You know, I mean, we’ve exposed them to all sorts of people. You know, and they just “hey, hi, hey, hi, how’s it going, cool.” So they just, they take it for face value you know. However, you... whoever, however you present yourself they are like “okay” and they move on. There’s less - I do remember at one point, where they are like “are you, but… but what about this.. “ and you can see them questioning that stuff that they had been taught but not really, like society had given them cues as to there’s this box and there’s this box. But you could see when they met someone who didn’t fit into the boxes. They were going… and I went okay great Good. Get it out. Ask, lets do this. But now they are like okay, great. Move on. Cause they know, everybody comes and in all sorts of different shapes and sizes and everything. And, uh, they just accept it. Which is fabulous and supported too. Which is nice.
Ryan: The…outside of just attending kinda queer events and exposing them to that, we’ve been fortunate to have access to have trans kids specific events. So we met up with families of trans kids in the area who have hosted events at their homes and that kind of thing, and we go to monthly trans kids swims and so when you….hey she’s a little girl, just like you, you know. And instead of it being like yeah, let’s go hang out with the girl. It’s that’s a little girl just like you - girl just like you. and there’s a sense of...
Max: Oh what! No way!
Ryan: You know, it’s like yeah, I’m a girl too. But its like, you know, a just a sense of camaraderie. You know.
Max: There’s a definite bonding there, you know.