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Trans friendly dive in Cozumel

Discussion in 'LGBTQIA Friends & Perspectives' started by turtlegurl, Feb 13, 2021.

  1. turtlegurl

    turtlegurl Registered

    Hi all,
    I just wanted to let anyone who might be interested know that my newly transitioning 20 year old daughter had a respectful, positive experience with Prodive at the Allegro in Cozumel. (she said I could post this since she isn't on ScubaBoard, FYI). All of her dive certs are in her old name, and when told her new name and that she uses she/her pronouns, they immediately began using them and didn't blink an eye. She was really worried about being misgendered while on our vacation, and the whole experience was super positive-- both the resort, (using "senorita") and Prodive. As her mother, it made my heart so happy that she was treated as she should be.
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  2. ontdiver

    ontdiver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ottawa, Ontario
    I think your daughter is extremely courageous but particularly lucky to have you as her mother. We don't hear enough about these personal experiences and you are to be commended for sharing this with SB.
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  3. turtlegurl

    turtlegurl Registered

    Thanks. Just thought I'd share in case others would like to know where to go and be treated with respect.
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  4. formernuke

    formernuke ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: New England
    Happy she had a good experience. My dad transitioned several years ago.
  5. AdivingBel

    AdivingBel Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Missouri
    Nice to hear stories of folks with integrity treating others with respect...breath of fresh air. :clapping:
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  6. ChuckP

    ChuckP Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cozumel
    I have never ever seen anything but open minded folks here - I don't think anyone cares about your race or sexual orientation.

    I too get the attitude about who cares - I certainly don't care, no one I know or associate with cares - live your life happily and focus on the great people instead of the few that may not agree with you - you really would be much happier IMO.

    I'll add this although it goes completely against my just live your life belief and not wave flags - my step son is gay, all my neighbors were gay men and a very good chunk of my business over 20 years has been with gay couples. I understand and seen the sensitivity, most if not all of these folks just moved thru life choosing what to pay attention to and what garbage to discard - we are all humans....
  7. Brett Hatch

    Brett Hatch ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Monterey
    Glad to hear that she had a great experience at a trans-friendly resort. Thanks for sharing :)
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  8. Astrobratt

    Astrobratt New

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: astrobratt@yahoo.com
    I am glad that your daughter was treated with respect and dignity AND that she is learning how to dive. I fully applaud her and hope we see more diversity in the dive community.

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