Some Massachusetts children will get trans education this fall when custodian Brian Bonin makes his debut as Brianna Bonin.
After fifty-four years living as a man, the father of two has started transitioning into his new life as a woman. And, understandably, he’s pretty psyched, and, surprisingly, so are school officials.
Principal Norman P. Yvon and superintendent Ernest L. Boss will soon send out a supportive note, which reads:
Our night custodian has informed us of his decision to change his gender and, as we begin the school year, he will begin living and working as a woman. He has been a valued employee of the Oxford Public Schools for many years, and we expect his exemplary performance to continue as he changes gender roles.
Boss went on to remark to reporters, “â€œWe alerted parents to make it easier on them. Itâ€™s her life. We wonâ€™t tolerate prejudice. We teach our kids understanding and tolerance.â€
Bonin’s own family isn’t handling the situation as smoothly. While his daughter’s totally open and accepting, Bonin says her son and wife haven’t quite come around. Said Bonin of her wife, Catherine:
Cathy is divorcing me and moving to Florida. She is a wonderful woman. She is hurt. She lost her wonderful husband Brian she still loves. Brian no longer exists. She wants a man. Iâ€™m not a man. I donâ€™t blame her. She will go on with her new life and Iâ€™ll stay here and go on with my new life as a woman.
As for future mates, Bonin’s not quite sure what the future holds. Nor is she concerned, “Maybe when the whole process is over, I will be interested in men, but for now, Iâ€™m just interested in becoming a woman.” Hear her roar…