Friday, September 4, 2015

Trans Woman Sues Her Parents to Live Her Truth

Sabrina Samone, TMP

Christine Kitzler (left) a transgender woman from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, looks on as her surgeon, Dr. Christine McGinn, talks to reporters Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. A judge has temporarily blocked Kitzler's gender-reassignment surgery while he considers her parents' request she be declared incompetent. (Michael R. Sisak/The Associated Press)

A Myrtle Beach, SC, Trans sister faced her own parents in court over a gender confirmation surgery. Despite her parent’s plea against it, a Pennsylvania area judge gave her the ok to move forward with the procedure.

Christine was initially prevented from obtaining surgery when her parents filed an emergency petition Monday demanding that a guardian be appointed for Ktzler and preventing doctors from operating on her, claiming she was incompetent, Kitzler's lawyer said.
Wednesday, 48 year old Christine Kitzler was given the OK from a Philadelphia area judge to go ahead with her surgery Thursday.  A decision her fellow friends and supporters in Myrtle Beach’s transgender community are thankful for.

After winning the case against her own parents Kitzler herself explained to reporters outside the court house, that she would never want to go back to the way her life was. “Return to my bad addictions like alcohol, I can’t do it. I both can’t do it and I won’t do it. I’ve explored the freedom of being true to who I am,” Kitzler told reporters.

Veronica Walters, the director of the local support groupT-time said, “For the last two years I would say, it’s been the main thing on her mind and her goal. Transgender people are just people who are trying to live their lives as honestly as they can to find happiness in life.’

Many of us know that not being able to live your life on the outside, the way you feel on the inside, is not an option. It’s horrifying this woman had to go to such links to proclaim herself.  It’s hard enough to not have acceptance from your parents but to have them take you to court, fighting for who you are. A human being should not have to go through such links just to be a human.

The good news is she won, having her surgery and well on her way to living her authentic self. I hope parents who refuse to accept their children can see this and ask themselves, do I want to have to torment my child that much, or worse, to lose them all together?


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