A Moving Speech from Debi Jackson, Mother of a Transgender Child

This speech is not only powerful and touching but it also clears many misconceptions around gender identity, sexual orientation, child development and religious views on transgender people. Ms. Jackson's daughter began her transition when she was four. I thought this particular quote effectively explained what gender identity means: "There's a profound difference between wanting to be something in imaginary play and declaring who you are insistently, consistently and persistently." We all need to inform ourselves and approach this topic with a big heart and an open mind. Watch the video below:

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