If you have any interest in gender variance, self-expression, taking no nonsense from bigots, or a mother’s love, go read “My son is gay,” by Cop’s Wife over at Nerdy Apple Bottom. It’s an amazing piece, and well worth your time.

What happens when a five-year-old boy wants to be Daphne from Scooby Doo for Halloween? What assumptions will people make, what will he sense, and how will his mother respond?

Cop’s Wife nails the answer: “My job as his mother is not to stifle that man that he will be, but to help him along his way. Mine is not to dictate what is ‘normal’ and what is not, but to help him become a good person.”

Go read the rest. You’re welcome.