I am learning about transgender children.
The Dallas Buyers Club, which I saw recently, had a transgender character played by Jared Leto, who got the Oscar for best supporting actor. But apparently the transgender community was upset because a trans actor didn't play the role. That got me to thinking about the whole idea of transgender and I realized how little I knew about it. It was just out of my frame of reference.
Last week I learned that trans children are starting to undergo the necessary medication while in high school, or even younger. Then yesterday, I found out about a child, who knew she was trans from the age of 2. Her mother even stated that at the age of 18 months, she started making her onesies into a dresses. At 11, she took medications to keep puberty at bay.
Now about 14, Jazz Jennings is a remarkable young lady, and has a foundation which helps other trans children. She is a great role model and very lucky to have such a supportive family.
The links below direct to more information.