I loved the original article with the full interview with the family in question. I love what they are doing and can totally understand their feelings and motivations for doing it. What I don't love, and struggle to understand, is some of the responses to it across a variety of forums and other media! The narrow mindedness is simply astounding. To me it's like, are people not aware of transgender issues these days? And do they not see that the family is not planning to keep it a "secret" forever? As I understand it, Storm will be the one to choose once Storm is ready. That could be when s/he is 2,3,4 or 5.
I think a lot of it comes from the basic and longstanding premise that something people don't understand = fear, and fear often results in anger and insensitivity.
At the end of the day, if the child is happy, healthy, and loved, WHO CARES whether s/he has a penis or vagina or feels like s/he wants to wear red / pink / purple??