Here are few things you need to know about Rainbow Day Camp
A summer camp for transgender has been organized in the US to help transgender children to live as the gender they identify with rather than the one they were born with. Rainbow Day Camp is just like another ordinary camp where kids come with a packed lunch, make friendship bracelets, sing songs and get candid, and silly. Notably, the camp is taking in children as young as 4.
Here are few things you need to know about it:
- Each day at Check –in campers make a nametag with their pronoun of choice. According to reports, some opt for “She” or “he” while others choose “they” or something else.
- Notably, enrollment at the camp is increasing day by day. Notably, the enrolment of students has drastically increased. It was opened three summers ago, and since then the number of students has tripled.
- Kids are coming from as far away as Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and even Africa. Notably, there is a talk of opening branches of the camp across the country.
- Notably, there is little comprehensive data on young children who indentify as transgender, but experts say as the number of young people coming to their clinic increases, the prevailing medical guidance has shifted.
- Interestingly, the favored protocol today is known as the “gender affirmative” approach, which focuses on indentifying and helping transgender children to “socially transition”- to live as the gender they identify and with rather the one they were born until they are old enough to decide on medical options like puberty blockers and later, hormone treatments.
- The camp is offering a lot of new opportunities to the transgender children and they all are noticing the change in themselves. They are able to express themselves freely because the main objective of the camp is to tell them that they are “Normal”.
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