The first transgender family in Britain has announced that they are encouraging their 5-year-old son to change from male to female.
According to them, Jayden hates ‘everything about being a boy’ and likes dresses.
Jayden’s step-dad is 27-year-old Greg Rogers, a biological female who now identifies as male. His mother is 21-year-old Jody, female.
Both Greg and Jodi are furious that concerned citizens have reported them to social services for child abuse. But the couple maintained Jayden is cared for properly.
Greg told the Daily Record: “We’ve had people saying we’re using Jayden for attention and that she just wants to be a girl because I changed sex.
“It’s ridiculous. Jayden knows nothing about my past. She just knows me as dad.”
Greg also said that Jayden is ‘adamant she is a girl,’ adding the boy’s attraction to dressing up as a princess from the Disney movie Frozen.
“They say it’s cruel we let her wear a dress but is it not more cruel to do nothing when you’ve got a kid who’s so adamant she’s a girl she’s ripping her hair off and banging her head off the walls?” Greg added.
Jody said that social workers called to their home have yet to act against them. She added that they “see Jayden is well looked after and have no concerns.”
The parents also claimed that the 5-year-old told them he wanted to be a girl soon after a corrective hearing operation.
“She developed speech and immediately started saying, ‘I hate wearing boys’ clothes and everything about being a boy,” Greg expressed.
Jody added: “All we want is Jayden to be happy and proud of who she is, whatever that might be.”
The parents have signed up their child for Young People’s Gender Service where he will receive gender-related counseling.
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