There are many groups of people that are affected by the words and actions of this select group of small-minded people, and one of these groups is the transgender community. In fact, the sad reality is, some of the most un-accepting groups of people towards the transgender community is indeed, their own small-minded parents.
Kinley Mochrie When came out as transgender in 2016 and as is made clear by the image above, Colin and his wife completely, full-heartedly supported her and showed her nothing but with affection, and understanding... y'know, the way it should be.
As I mentioned previously, society has grown and evolved a lot, so as you can imagine there were many people who left supportive, positive and all-around lovely messages below Colin's post. After all, who could have a bad thing to say on a simple birthday post made by a father for his beloved daughter? Well, narrow-minded, transphobic internet trolls, that's who.
And another followed that incredibly creative comment with:
So, being the inspiring human being that he is, Colin Mochrie responded in the best way he possibly could. He quickly jumped onto Facebook in order to fire back at all the haters with his little gem;
But enough about those transphobic idiots, because let's be honest, who actually cares about their opinions? Absolutely nobody, that's who. Let's focus on more of the lovely, warm-and-fuzzy positive comments towards Kinley and her amazing family instead!
Some of which, were from trans women:
And other's came from fans:
And such did the positive affirmations continue:
Until this person summed the whole thing up beautifully:
So it's always a good thing to remember, despite all the hate and negativity that may still be present in the world, there is 10 times as much love and positivity... you just have to look for it! And for now, there'll be a struggle against the narrow-minded people of this world (even parents), but as long as we have people like Collin Mochrie and his beautiful family living in it, we know it'll be okay.