For my community, a single soccer goal captures the life-giving joy of gender inclusivity

After a long, tangly moment of 11-year-old feet and elbows frenetically knocking into each other, the ball broke through, soared and landed solidly in the back of the net. For a second, everything got quiet. Then every player on our team went wide-eyed. They erupted "Wait! We scored? .... Oh my god, we scored!"

For my community, a single soccer goal captures the life-giving joy of gender inclusivity
After a long, tangly moment of 11-year-old feet and elbows frenetically knocking into each other, the ball broke through, soared and landed solidly in the back of the net. For a second, everything got quiet. Then every player on our team went wide-eyed. They erupted "Wait! We scored? .... Oh my god, we scored!"