By: Evette Champion
When it comes to gender, sexuality, and how we identify, the world is becoming more accepting, but people still have their reservations. You may have an idea of how you’d deal with the situation where your children come to you in confidence and reveal that they are either questioning their gender or their sexuality. If you’re anything like the new generation of Hollywood parents, you would be accepting and love them no matter what.
Here are some celebrities who have transgender children and support them 100%:
Jay Kelly, formerly known as Jaya Kelly, 14, interviewed with In Touch Weekly where she revealed that she knew she was a boy living inside of a girls’ body even at the tender age of 6 or 7. Her parents and siblings support Jay completely.
E.J. Johnson is the 20-year-old son of Magic Johnson, and was outed as gay publicly by the media a few years ago. Magic and his wife, Cookie, were always supportive of their son. Magic said in an interview about the situation: “I told him, ‘E.J. I love you and I’m going to support you no matter what.”
Zeke Thomas, the son of former NBA All-Star, Isiah Thomas, came out in 2008 as Gay. When Zeke spoke with Out, he said: “My parents like to say they always knew I was gay. I came out to them, and they were very accepting. I always knew they would be accepting.”
Warren Beatty and Annette Benning’s son, who was originally born a girl revealed that she was transgender last year hadn’t received much attention, as the 74 year old film star hasn’t said very much regarding the news. People speculate that this manly man actor is having a hard time accepting his little girl is growing up to be a man.
Shiloh Pitt, even though she is just five years old, believes that she is a boy. Her parents, encourages her to embrace all the boy like behaviors—she can do whatever her little heart desires.
We all love our children, and although we may not understand what they are going through when it comes to their identity or sexuality, sometimes the only thing you can do is be supportive and be there. How would you react if your children dropped that kind of bomb-shell on you?