At my current international boarding school, a few of my friends never felt psychologically connected with their sex and identify themselves as non-binary. Just recently, a close friend of mine cried because they remembered of all the mocking experienced in their life back in Brazil from where they luckily ‘escaped’ (‘they-them’ refers to non-binary persons). However, they told me that in our campus community they finally feel safe for the first time in their life.
Feeling safe and being able to express yourself are human rights, and thus, should be socially accepted. Opposite of that can’t let an individual strive and reach the full potential. I strongly believe that national conversations about this subject are just starting and we have to give our support in raising the awareness about this important topic Sources: https://www.familyfirst.org.nz/research/gender-2015/ http://www.seattle.gov/spd-safe-place