Last summer, my daughter, who was 12 at the time, told me about her first day at camp.
The counselors held a meeting with the kids to talk about their counselor Tyler, who they may have remembered as "Brittany," a girl counselor, the previous summer. Tyler was in the process of becoming a man.
As the summer went on, I asked a few questions, such as which bathrooms he was using and which counselors he shared rooms with on trips (male in both cases). But it was clearly not a big deal to my daughter, or to any of her campmates as far as I could tell.
Now Tyler is on "The Glee Project," the competition to be on "Glee" that started last night. I did not know he had musical talent or sought to be a star and regret not getting to know him better last summer. He is certainly open about telling his story, as I learned on TV last night.
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