“I watched her die inside”

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Despite being accepted for her gender identity at home and support from her parents during her transition, Trinity faced discrimination from her school after attending kindergarten. Check out this article from Vice.com’s Broadly channel to learn more about DeShanna’s story as a parent.

Do you want a happy little girl or a dead little boy? My choice as a mother.


Neal, D. (2017, April 13). 'Do you want a happy little girl or a dead little boy?': My choice as a mother. Vice: Broadly. https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/8x4qdk/do-you-want-a-happy-little-girl-or-a-dead-little-boy-my-choice-as-a-mother

Gender Identity Gender identity icon Our core sense of who we are as a man, a woman, a mixture of both, or neither.

Gender Expression Gender expression icon How we show up in the world through choices like clothing, hair style, mannerisms or tone of voice.

Attraction attraction icon How we feel toward others sexually, romantically and/or emotionally.

Biological Sex Biological sex icon Physical attributes such as reproductive organs and genitalia, chromosomes, genes and hormone levels.

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