A proud mother shared a touching letter her 9-year-old son wrote to Santa about equality and his transgender sister with The Huffington Post. The mother also said her son shared it with the class and it left his teacher in tears. "When he brought the letter home, I knew it was a special letter. He tells me his teacher was crying. The other kids took it in their stride. It's not a big deal," the mother said.
The letter reads:
I wish for everyone to have equality[–] black, white, brown, gay, transgender, and every other race. I wish for familys [sic] to love each other even if their [sic] trans or gay. I wish for no shootings, no hate, and no racism. My big sister[’s] name is Molly. She used to be called Sam but she came out as trans [when] she was 18. She took hormones that made her look and sound more like a girl. Luckly [sic] my family and I accepted her, but some familys [sic] are not like that[.] [P]eople have killed their children because of them being transgender or gay. I want that to stop, and start the love.
The mother, who is part of an "online support group for parents with trans* youth," said she's proud of her son whose older sister Molly, who is now 20, identifies as trans. "He's obviously paying attention to what is going on. He asks lots of questions and has a great amount of empathy. He has a huge heart and has great pride in his sister," wrote the mother to The Huffington Post. Although many transgender people are still being murdered for who they are in today's world, the idea of true equality amongst the next generation is a tangible notion.