A family dubbed Britain’s "first transgender family" has announced that they are encouraging the gender transition of their five-year-old son, Jayden. According to the family, Jayden, a biological male, likes dresses and hates "everything about being a boy."
The little boy's "step-dad," Greg Rogers, is a 27-year-old biological female who now identifies as a male. The child’s mother is a 21-year-old woman named Jody.
Both Jodi and Greg are furious that concerned citizens (referred to as "trolls" by many U.K.-based outlets) have reported them to social services for apparent child abuse. The couple, however, maintain Jayden — who is on track to medically "transition" in a few years — is properly cared for.
"We've had people saying we're using Jayden for attention and that she just wants to be a girl because I changed sex," Greg told the Daily Record. "It's ridiculous. Jayden knows nothing about my past. She just knows me as dad."
Greg claims their five-year-old son is "adamant she is a girl," citing the boy's affinity for dressing up as a princess from the popular Disney film "Frozen."
"They say it's cruel we let her wear a dress but is it not more cruel to do nothing when you’ve got a kid who's so adamant she’s a girl she’s ripping her hair off and banging her head off the walls?" said Greg.
The social workers called to the Rogers' home have yet to act against the boy's parents, said Jody. They "see Jayden is well looked after and have no concerns," she claimed.
Jayden told his parents he wanted to be a girl soon after a corrective hearing operation, the parents claimed.
"She developed speech and immediately started saying, 'I hate wearing boys' clothes and everything about being a boy,'" said Greg.
The couple claimed they thought it was “probably just a phase” at first but changed their minds because the behavior has “been consistent ever since. She is adamant she’s a girl." Jody told the outlet, "All we want is Jayden to be happy and proud of who she is, whatever that might be.”
Jody and Greg have signed Jayden up for Young People's Gender Service where he will receive gender-related counseling. The five-year-old is too young to receive hormone treatment now, but can in a few years, noted Heart.com.
As reported by The Daily Wire in February, parents actually lost custody of their child for refusing to encourage a gender transition:
Ohio parents were denied custody of their daughter for not being supportive enough of her alleged transgenderism. The 17-year-old biologically female child identifies as a boy and claims she has suicidal thoughts over her parents' lack of support for her transgenderism (they won't, for example, call her by her new chosen male name). The parents were fighting for custody of their daughter back from the state in an effort to stop potential transgender hormone treatment.
Source: Daily Wire / HTR Research Interns / Twitter