So my dad is a high school teacher, pushing up on 60 years old, who has taught a pretty wide range of kids from different identities and backgrounds, over 30+ years of teaching experiences. He's still kind of a lib, but pretty open to learning, and generally pretty curious about what I have to say about politics. Also just a very sweet person, really tries to see the good in everyone, which I really appreciate.
So anyways, the other day, we're sitting at the dinner table, chatting over dinner, when my dad looks at me, and says something to the effect of, "I have 2 transgender kids in my class, what do I do? I know they already have it really hard and I want to do everything I can to make them feel comfortable in my class." I almost tear up cuz the way he phrased it was so wholesome and thoughtful, but anyways, over the course of 3 or 4 dinners, he kept asking questions and we have talked about using correct pronouns, avoiding deadnames, and just generally treating them no differently than a cis boy or girl, except for in instances of transphobia, and my dad seems to get it. He still struggles a little bit with some aspects, but he's come a long way, and sounds like someone who (mostly) knows what they're talking about when it comes to trans issues and I am just v proud and wanted to share :)