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Couple Boasts About Hiding Gender of Son for Five Years

 

From Yahoo!'s lifestyle blog:

It's a boy! And he's five. Beck Laxton, 46, and partner Kieran Cooper, 44, have spent half the decade concealing the genderof their son, Sasha.

"I wanted to avoid all that stereotyping,"Laxton said in aninterview with the Cambridge News. "Stereotypes seem fundamentally stupid. Why would you want to slot people into boxes?"

... the sandbox is just a precursor to the classroom. When Sasha turned five and headed to school, Laxton was forced to make her son's sex public. That meant Sasha would have to get used to being a boy in the eyes of his peers. Still, his mom is intervening. While the school requires different uniforms for boys and girls, Sasha wears a girl's blouse with his pants.

"I don't think I'd do it if I thought it was going to make him unhappy, but at the moment he's not really bothered either way. We haven't had any difficult scenarios yet."

.. As for Laxton, she says she's open to her son pursing any career or sexual preference he chooses as he matures. "As long as he has good relationships and good friends," she says, "then nothing else matters, does it?"