Sunday, May 10, 2015

Watch This 7-Year-Old Share Her Inspirational Story About Being Transgender

“When I was born, doctors said I was a boy, but I knew in my heart I was a girl,” she says. “Even though I was a girl, I was afraid to tell my mom and dad, because I thought they would not love me anymore or throw me out or stop giving me any food or anything.”

“When I started to dress like a girl in preschool, my friends were cool with it, but their parents weren't. They thought it was contagious, like Transgender Pox or something.”
Avery's story, article

A New Study About Transgender Kids Proves Something Majorly Important

'Transgender children do indeed exist and that this identity is a deeply held one,' a new study reports.

We often hear the same excuses when “adults” don’t accept transgender kids: the kids are confused, it’s just a phase, they’re pretending, they’re just kids. Well, now we can throw those excuses out the window.

A new study that’s set to be published in Psychological Science shows what we should already know: transgender kids are as sure about their gender identity as cisgender kids (cisgender means you identify with the sex you were assigned at birth).

There’s a lot of controversy over whether children can be transgender before going through puberty, but this study proved that transgender kids are completely capable of understanding their own gender identity from an early age.