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TOPIC: American Summer Camp for "gender non-conforming boys" and their parents

American Summer Camp for "gender non-conforming boys" and their parents 10 Jun 2014 14:05 #1

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Over 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.

“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.”

Although it is unknown if the kids at the camp will eventually identify as gay or transgender—or even if the way gender and sexuality are defined throughout society will evolve—the camp allows the kids to look at themselves in a completely different way.

Here are some of the photos taken from the camp.







Source:libertynews
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American Summer Camp for "gender non-conforming boys" and their parents 10 Jun 2014 22:33 #2

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Is this where the boys are trained for Bohemian Grove duty this month?
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American Summer Camp for "gender non-conforming boys" and their parents 10 Jun 2014 22:36 #3

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Can't they just play 'dressing up' at home like we used to at 3 years old?
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American Summer Camp for "gender non-conforming boys" and their parents 10 Jun 2014 22:39 #4

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These places send shivers down my spine...there's something creepingly evil about it all.

Im not overly 'homophobic'...this however is interfering in something private...telling people they know what is right.

Leave those kids alone.
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