Children are often teased or bullied for
behavior that doesn’t fit within gender stereotypes – boys who like to dress up;
girls who prefer GI Joes and trucks to Barbies. We talk about how children are taught about gender.
Two laws quietly passed
by the state legislature this year have made the state a national leader on transgender rights. Vermont is the first state in the nation that allows people who simply identify with a
different gender to make the change on their birth certificates.