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Mother Writes Heartwarming Letter to 5-Year-Old Transgender Son

A Mother’s Letter to Her 5-Year-Old Transgender Child 2:40

In a powerful letter to her son Jacob, Mimi Lemay shares in moving detail the moment he turned to her and said, “I want to be a boy, always.” Her baby was born in 2010 and Mimi heard the words every parent waits to hear: “It’s a girl.” But by age two, their child was saying “I’m a boy.” Mimi hoped this “obsession with being a boy would go away,” but it only grew stronger. After agonizing for years, Mimi and her husband Joe decided to help their child transition and live publicly as a boy.

The Lemays shared Jacob’s story earlier this year, when she detailed their journey for Medium and The Boston Globe.