A Kentucky mom celebrated her 20-year-old transgender son's coming out with an "It's a Boy" photoshoot.
Adrian Brown, 20, first came out to his family as transgender in September 2018.Kara Davis
By Ali Gostanian
Adrian Brown was 20 when he told his mother he was transgender, a little old for a traditional gender reveal party. But she planned a celebration anyway — and the photoshoot of the event has now been shared thousands of times on social media.
Growing up, Brown always had an inkling he wasn’t like the other girls. He hated wearing dresses and said shopping for bras made him cry, but he didn’t entirely understand why.
After doing some research, consulting with friends and taking time to think about it, he came to the realization that he was transgender.
Brown decided to come out to his mother, Heather Lundberg Green, and his brother last September.
“The decision to come out was really scary,” Brown told NBC News. “The hardest part was coming out to myself, accepting myself and loving myself for who I am."
Luckily for Brown, his family was extremely supportive and understanding.
“We’ve always been a very inclusive home that believes in equality for everyone,” Lundberg Green said.
She remembers congratulating him and telling him she was excited for the journey they were about to embark on as a family.
“I knew that I wanted to celebrate this huge milestone in his life,” Lundberg Green said. The idea for the gender reveal photoshoot grew from there.
Lundberg Green told NBC News she’s grateful that the majority of the reaction to her post has been warm and positive.
One commenter wrote: “My heart is full knowing that Adrian is loved and accepted by his awesome family. Adrian you are brave and genuine. I hope you inspire others to live their life. And then there’s this amazing photoshoot. Epic!! LOVED the photos! Peace, love, and hugs to you all as your journey continues!”