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WATCH: This Kid Rapping About Being Transgender Is Our New Hero

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.11.2014 | Gay Voices

It looks like we just found our new pint-size hero. Alex hasn't even left elementary school but he already has a firm grasp on his identity and wha...

Why I Wrote A Book About A Transgender Child

Jessica Herthel | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents
Jessica Herthel

My husband and I looked at each other and breathed sighs of relief. They got it. Or at least, they got enough of it. I had told them that Jazz was a girl born with a boy body and yet never once did it occur to my girls to refer to Jazz as "he" or "him."

What Happened After His Sister Became His Brother

OWN | Posted 11.06.2013 | OWN

Back in 2007, "Oprah Show" viewers met a teenager named Jake. Jake was born as Julia and lived as a girl for 14 years, but said he always felt he was ...

WATCH: What Happened To The 11-Year-Old Who Wanted A Sex Change?

OWN | Posted 08.28.2013 | OWN

In 2004, Oprah met Kaden, an 11-year-old transgender child who was born a girl. Back then, Kaden explained what it was like feeling as if he had been ...

Love More, Fear Less: A Mother and Her Child Share Their Incredible Journey

Franne Golde and Syd Fox | Posted 07.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Franne Golde and Syd Fox

It was a primal scream that went right through me and sent distress signals to my heart. My beautiful 4-year-old daughter stood up in the bathtub as though she were possessed. "Mommy, I'm supposed to be a boy. God made a mistake!" she screamed through heaving tears.

A Mother's Love Redefined

Marsha Aizumi | Posted 07.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Marsha Aizumi

I look back on how I used to define love. I realize that without this amazing experience with my transgender son, I would not have recognized the different ways that love could be expressed. Risking the unknown, our family has been able to create a richer life.

The Cold Shoulder At Christmas: Family Holidays With A Transgender Daughter

Ellsworth 'Derry' Rundlett, III | Posted 02.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Ellsworth 'Derry' Rundlett, III

When Nicole decided to become her authentic self, I was startled and unsure -- but time, education and counseling have made our parent/child relationship stronger than ever. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for our extended family.

When A 5-Year-Old Girl Wants To Be A Boy

The Washington Post | Posted 05.20.2012 | Gay Voices

Kathryn wanted pants. And short hair. Then trucks and swords. ...

It's A Boy!

Leslie Lagerstrom | Posted 07.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Leslie Lagerstrom

Society had graciously given us the "tomboy" label to justify our child's behavior, which we gladly used as a wishful excuse. But all too soon it became hard to ignore the earnest pleas for the McDonald's Happy Meal that included the boy's toy, or the innocent requests to wear male clothes.

What Does Transgender Mean? One Semi-Conservative Dad's Perspective

Wayne Maines | Posted 06.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Wayne Maines

My transgender daughter Nicole is my mentor. It's tough to put into words what a profound impact this small person has had in changing my core values, but since the young age of 5, she has unknowingly encouraged me to open my eyes and heart to new ideas.

Getting My Happy Baby Back (VIDEO)

Catherine Hyde | Posted 06.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Catherine Hyde

I had the happiest baby you ever saw. But when my beloved son, at the age of 4, told me that something had gone wrong in my belly and that he was supposed to be a she, I assured him that he was wrong. By the age of 6, Will was threatening suicide.

WATCH: Older Couple Overhears Mother Berating Transgender Teen, Confronts Her

Nadine Smith | Posted 05.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Nadine Smith

Betsy and Ron, friends of mine who are also members of Equality Florida, were up north late last year visiting family when they stopped for a meal at a roadside diner. Behind their booth they could hear a woman berating her child for identifying as transgender.

WATCH: How A Midwestern Mom Learned To Accept Her Transgender Son

Nathan Manske | Posted 05.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

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Once a Daughter, Now A Son: The Mother Of A Transgender Child Shares Her Emotional Transition

Patrick Wallace | Posted 03.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Patrick Wallace

A year after sharing her letter with her daughter, now her son Marcus, Kathy updated her original note to reflect the journey she and her son had experienced together. It demonstrates the difference a single year can make.

How to Be a Hero

Gretchen Peters | Posted 02.07.2012 | Gay Voices
Gretchen Peters

If your child has come out to you, you've been entrusted with a precious piece of his or her truth. You have a rare opportunity to become a hero, a champion for your child. You may actually be saving his or her life.

Being Transparent

Gretchen Peters | Posted 01.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Gretchen Peters

This is the child to whom I gave a girl's name, imbued with my own girlish hopes, nurtured the mother-daughter bond that I had with my own mother. What was my relationship with this person if he is my son?

Keith Ablow: Until You Have a Gender-Nonconforming Child, Stop Condemning Those Who Do

Sarah Hoffman | Posted 12.27.2011 | Gay Voices
Sarah Hoffman

When you have a gender-nonconforming child, you find yourself making choices you never thought you'd have to make. My husband and I couldn't have imagined sending our boy to kindergarten wearing a dress -- or that he would thrive that way.