Parents Of 8-Year-Old Allow ‘Him’ To Live As ‘Her’
POSTED: 10:58 am EDT May 18, 2009
UPDATED: 3:55 pm EDT May 18, 2009
OMAHA, Neb. — An Omaha couple is allowing their 8-year-old son to openly live life as a girl. It’s a decision that means the child is no longer able to attend Catholic school. Therapists and the child’s parents say the second grade student is transsexual, a medical condition where a person’s inner sense of identity doesn’t match their biological gender. Some gender experts say as many as one in 500 people may be transsexual or carry significant traits of the opposite sex.
“It’s kind of like you’re trapped somewhere and you can’t get out,” said the child, whose name and face are not being made public to protect the family from potential harm.
“She’s been a girl since the beginning, everything about her, the way she dances and skips around and the things she’s attracted to. It’s more than toys and clothes,” said the child’s mother.
[continue reading although you will have to correct their lame usage of transgender instead of the more appropriate transsexual through out.]