Greg, dude, you need to get out more. People have always been discriminated against by mainstream society because they have been raised in a different culture, with different norms, customs, dress, language, food, beliefs. The Muslim woman who wears a burka (they are not all forced to, you know?), the Romany Gypsy, the Amish who gets bullied because it is known that they are absolutely non-violent. So what are parents to do? Raise their children to conform to mainstream norms and expecations? Should the Black parent in Apartheid South Africa or segregated America have raised their children to accept that they are basically inferior to Whites and to know their place? Should the Native American or Aboriginal Australian not teach their children about their own heritage, culture, language, and birthrights? Should parents of gay children teach them that homosexuality is deviant and wrong? Should the parent of a mixed-race child from a broken home on the estates teach them that they will never amount to anything, because that is society's prejudice? Screw societal norms. Society is an immature babbling idiot, and a lunatic. It reads the Daily Mail, FFS. The duty of parents is to raise their children to fulfil their fullest potential. Human progress is measured by the questioning and challenging of established norms and beliefs by each new generation. As for the gender issue: there is lots of psychological research on children who have inadvertently been raised in the wrong gender role because their genitals failed to develop fully to reflect the gender they are. There is also plenty of research on people with gender dysphoria. And the results are this: those children have always know, deep down, what gender they really are. It is often when they become independent adults that they switch to the gender role that feels compatible with how they feel. Parenting makes no difference in this. In gender-neutral environments, research shows, boys and girls will always gravitate to toys and activities associated with their traditional gender roles. Even tomboy-ish girls and effeminate boys have a clear sense of their gender identity, even if that does not conform with that of society. Research also shows that the most psychologically balanced individuals have both male and female gender traits. 'Extreme' masculinity or femininity tends not to work so well. It is no surprise that cross-dressing occurs typically in traditional males raised in a very traditional gender-divided environment. Another interesting bit of research: children raised by lesbian parents tend to be more psychologically well-adjusted than children raised by gay or heterosexual parents (who are on an even par with each other). Children raised by lesbian or gay parents are not more likely to become lesbian or gay than children raised by heterosexual parents. I'm not worried about these kids. They know what they are, and it will express itself naturally in due course. Mainstream society, meanwhile, should take a long, hard look at how it raises its own children (I mean, high heels and thongs for 8-year old girls, WTF?) before it tries to judge how these kids are raised.