The coming out process for transgender children is one fraught with challenges and fears for many trans youth. Will my parents understand? Will they accept me for who I really am? Will they be confused, disappointed or worse — reject me? There's even a WikiHow page on the subject.
But parents everywhere could learn a little something about how to respond to your transgender child coming out from Jodi Gholson Oliver. The Las Vegas-based hairstylist announced her 19-year-old son's coming out with a beautifully written, celebratory note posted to her Facebook page on March 27. And it's pretty much perfect.