A Boys' Camp to Redefine Gender

  • Being

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    Jul 18, 2013 3:03 PM GMT
    QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HEREOver the past three years, photographer Lindsay Morris has been documenting a four-day camp for gender nonconforming boys and their parents.

    The camp, “You Are You” (the name has been changed to protect the privacy of the children and is also the name of Morris’ series), is for “Parents who don’t have a gender-confirming 3-year-old who wants to wear high heels and prefers to go down the pink aisle in K-Mart and not that nasty dark boys’ aisle,” Morris said with a laugh.

    It is also a place for both parents and children to feel protected in an environment that encourages free expression.

    “[The kids] don’t have to look over their shoulders, and they can let down their guard. Those are four days when none of that matters, and they are surrounded by family members who support them,” Morris said.

    Morris has stated that her photographic goal for the project is “to represent the spirit of these boys as they shine.” Some of the ways in which the kids shine is through the talent and fashion shows at camp that are popular and for which the campers come well-prepared.

    “Some practice for the talent show all year, and others create their own gowns with their mothers or friends of the family,” Morris said. “The focus and enthusiasm is really pretty incredible. Also, it can be very emotional for the parents, especially the families who are new to camp and are experiencing this kind of group acceptance for the very first time.”
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  • danisnotstr8

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    Jul 18, 2013 6:36 PM GMT
    Who the fuck shops at Kmart? Does that place still even exist?
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    Jul 18, 2013 9:52 PM GMT
    Trans is something i was to struggle to get my head around, but not long ago I was to bring this topic up with some medical staff that I work with. A doctor was to describe it to me in a way like down syndrome with a misplaced chromosome, and I was like OK now I get it.
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    Jul 18, 2013 11:22 PM GMT
    tru_blu_ozzie saidTrans is something i was to struggle to get my head around, but not long ago I was to bring this topic up with some medical staff that I work with. A doctor was to describe it to me in a way like down syndrome with a misplaced chromosome, and I was like OK now I get it.


    Transgenderism is in no way like Down syndrome. You ass.
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    Jul 18, 2013 11:40 PM GMT
    tru_blu_ozzie saidTrans is something i was to struggle to get my head around, but not long ago I was to bring this topic up with some medical staff that I work with. A doctor was to describe it to me in a way like down syndrome with a misplaced chromosome and I was like OK now I get it.


    Well then.....

    Aren't you just full of little chunks of bullshit knowledge?

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    Jul 19, 2013 12:13 AM GMT
    Rhi_Bran said
    tru_blu_ozzie saidTrans is something i was to struggle to get my head around, but not long ago I was to bring this topic up with some medical staff that I work with. A doctor was to describe it to me in a way like down syndrome with a misplaced chromosome, and I was like OK now I get it.


    Transgenderism is in no way like Down syndrome. You ass.


    LOLOLOLOLOL.
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    Jul 19, 2013 12:25 AM GMT
    tru_blu_ozzie saidTrans is something i was to struggle to get my head around, but not long ago I was to bring this topic up with some medical staff that I work with. A doctor was to describe it to me in a way like down syndrome with a misplaced chromosome, and I was like OK now I get it.


    This is about as uninformed as it gets. I'm aghast that a medical professional says this kind of nonsense.
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    Jul 19, 2013 12:55 AM GMT
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    A camp where a boy goes to learn make-up and wear high heels? I see no value in that no matter what the gender.
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    Jul 19, 2013 1:09 AM GMT
    That's kinda creepy.
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    A camp where a boy goes to learn make-up and wear high heels? I see no value in that no matter what the gender. [/quote]

    Great point. Three year olds ... kids in general, don't need to be encouraged to be slutted up.
  • travis_27

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    Jul 19, 2013 1:36 AM GMT
    My brother used to love wearing high heels and make up too when growing up.
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    Rhi_Bran said
    tru_blu_ozzie saidTrans is something i was to struggle to get my head around, but not long ago I was to bring this topic up with some medical staff that I work with. A doctor was to describe it to me in a way like down syndrome with a misplaced chromosome, and I was like OK now I get it.


    Transgenderism is in no way like Down syndrome. You ass.


    Since you missed my point little Miss sunshine! I think you are the one that is the arse cupcake. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jul 19, 2013 9:55 AM GMT
    I have no problem talking about how I was a three year old drag queen liked playing with Barbies and kens.........I would have hated this camp ! whats the point of being weird if everyone is going to do it ...and Im not going to get any attention

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    secondstartotheright saidI have no problem talking about how I was a three year old drag queen liked playing with Barbies and kens.........I would have hated this camp ! whats the point of being weird if everyone is going to do it ...and Im not going to get any attention

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    I was different as a wee kid in the 1960s, even for those kids who grew up in a city, as I was out and just did not see anything wrong with same sex attraction. My first crush on a male teacher was in grade 3. Because not even city kids had the balls to do that; let alone grown men. But then city kids did not have the balls to do many things us kids did from the bush.
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    Jul 19, 2013 10:59 AM GMT
    tru_blu_ozzie said
    Rhi_Bran said
    tru_blu_ozzie saidTrans is something i was to struggle to get my head around, but not long ago I was to bring this topic up with some medical staff that I work with. A doctor was to describe it to me in a way like down syndrome with a misplaced chromosome, and I was like OK now I get it.


    Transgenderism is in no way like Down syndrome. You ass.


    Since you missed my point little Miss sunshine! I think you are the one that is the arse cupcake. icon_rolleyes.gif


    No, I didn't. Transgenderism is not marked by a misplaced chromosome. It is not genetic. It is not a disorder.

    Again, you are an ass.