Transgender Children: Jack Or Jackie?? 10 Year-Old Boy Has Always Wanted To Be A Girl Since 18-Months-Old

- By Bossip Staff

How early is too early to realize you’re a transgender???

Turns out there are parents in the news who do the right thing. Jennifer and John of Ohio have a transgender 10-year-old child, and they support Jackie’s decision to live life as a girl.

Since she was 18-months-old, “it was always dancing, dress-up, ” says her mother Jennifer. Jackie loved the color pink and wearing ballerina outfits. She wanted sparkles and pretty shoes.

So when Jackie was about two-three-years-old, Jennifer started looking on the Internet, she tells “Good Morning America.” That’s when she first learned about transgender and started to wonder.

Jackie’s sister, Sagan, was the first to ask if she really wanted to be a girl. “Yeah,” she told her sister.

And when Jackie was just ten years old, she went to her mom, crying. “I’m a girl and I can’t do this anymore,” Jackie said. Without hesitation, Jennifer said, “It’s gonna be okay.” There was no judgment or disappointment.

Jackie’s family abandoned the pronoun “he.” At first, they only let her wear girls clothing at home, but eventually allowed her to live as a girl full-time, at school and elsewhere. When asked, Jackie’s father John says he has two daughters.

But, not everyone in the family has been as accepting as Jackie’s parents. Her grandfather is resistant. “I can not accept that a nine or ten-year-old can make decisions for himself that will be life lasting,” he tells GMA.

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  • Steelcitychick

    @ Homicidal.. Well formed thoughts, and well articulated! Thank you!
    I’m so glad that there are parents out there, who take a moment to,reflect on what their child is telling them. Whether it’s in there behavior, or speech! These are very loving and supportive parents, and I applaud them for taking up the task with an open mind. To put aside all their dreams they had for this child, and to only want to do right by them, must be hard, but they are the better for it!


    This is truly a sad story, and unfortunately, all too true of today’s lost and sin sick world we live in. LAWD PLEASE HAVE MERCY ON US! All true believers must pray for the lost and deceived.

  • Westside cutie!!!!

    That’s their child what else is there to do but to give unconditional love, however I refuse to believe that a 18 month old is having those type of feelings without the help of his parents! A child at that age don’t even think about stuff like that! I know some may not agree with me but this is my opinion! The sister could have been dressing her brother up in her princess play clothes and the Mom and Dad thinking nothings wrong further confusing the boy! The same thing happened to Little Richard, his sisters dressed him up all the time when he was little, putting lipstick on him and everything and now look at him! I do not, I repeat, I do not believe that a person is born that way, that’s what society want u to believe and I’m not buying it!

  • Westside cutie!!!!

    @yaya…..I don’t see how a 18 month old having those feelings that young. I’m sorry but while I respect ur opinion I definitely don’t agree. Like I said above the parents have a lot to do with this child feeling this way. No child that young is thinking about stuff like that! SMH!!!!!

  • homicidalbrainiac

    @westside cutie- I respect your opinion. I’m just thinking back to when my 4 year old was 18 months. He definitely exhibited typical “male” behavior and identified himself as a boy. You didn’t have to be taught that you were a girl other than the actual term. At that age, I believe children are doing what is most natural as parents generally don’t influence gender identity other than reinforcing stereotypes. I’m sure when we were young girls, we exhibited typical “female” behavior. I believe that these children just *know* and the fact that this little boy hasn’t relented in his feelings shows that this isn’t a farce. Taking into account how difficult this situation can be for this family, I doubt that the issue lies with the parent’s influence. My tried to influence me to play the piano and that sure as hell didn’t stick. ; + )

  • homicidalbrainiac

    I left out the word “parents” in my last sentence.

  • For those of you who disagree with the parents choice and there kids feelings, i have a gay best friend who feels so stuck in his male body and wants to be female..I told him what i thought gay means,female brain in male body vice versa. He said thats wha


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