Saturday October 28, 2017
I want to commend the Reading Eagle for having the courage to clearly and fairly report on the journey of Gavin Fernandez, a student at Exeter High School ("Expressing his authentic self," Oct. 23). The bigotry that many have against transgender people is one of the last culturally "acceptable" forms of hate, and your article showed Gavin for who he is: a teenager just trying to live his life. I hope Gavin and his family know that there are many in this county who support and affirm them, and will be allies against those who would bully or denigrate them. Gay, straight, bisexual or transgender: we are people. Just people.
The Rev. Steve Ohnsman
Transgender teen tells important story