The parents of Australian transgender teenager Kai Bogert – who was born Elizabeth Anne – have placed a birth notice in their local newspaper to celebrate the “arrival” of their 19-year-old son
In a move that may well restore your faith in humanity, the parents of Australian transgender teenager Kai Bogert – who was born Elizabeth Anne – have placed a birth notice in their local newspaper to celebrate the “arrival” of their 19-year-old son, reports The Daily Mail.
Kai’s parents Yolanda Bogert and Guy Kershaw placed the notice in yesterday’s edition of Brisbane newspaper The Courier Mail to correct their “mistake” and place a “retraction.”
Best Birth Announcement ever. Today's CM. What a wonderful family. pic.twitter.com/Zz4NkssKHD
— Lisa Dart (@frostyagnes) December 2, 2014
The message reads:
“In 1995 we announced the arrival of our sprogget, Elizabeth Anne, as a daughter. He informs us that we were mistaken. Oops! Our bad. We would now like to present, our wonderful son – Kai Bogert. Loving you is the easiest thing in the world.”
Explaining the notice, Kai’s mother said:
“I needed to show my son I support him 100 per cent and wanted to let the world know that. It is all very new to us. Kai just told me a few days ago that he no longer wanted to live as a girl.”
“This last week has changed everything for me. I am still me but I am more me than I was a few days ago and feel free.”
Kai is yet to undergo gender reassignment. His parents have now set up a transition fund.
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