Couple ‘only want daughter to be happy’
BY JACKIE GRANT re[email protected]lyrecord.co.uk moved to Shotts, Lanarkshire, after meeting online three years ago. Single mum Jody knew from the start Greg had changed gender at age 16.
Jody said: “I had no fears. He’s just a typical man.”
The family lived a “normal life” until Jayden, who was born with partial hearing, recovered from surgery last February.
Jody said: “She started talking for the first time really. Weeks later, she came out and told us she hates being a boy and that she’s actually a girl. She wanted to wear girl’s clothes so we decided to go with the flow and bought them for her.
“But some people have a problem. They’re saying we forced this on her, which is just ridiculous.”
Jayden’s teachers and friends have accepted her transition but the couple say others have led a campaign of abuse.
Greg said: “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?”
The pair said social workers are aware.
Jody added: “Social workers can also see Jayden is well looked after and have no concerns. All we want is Jayden to be happy and proud of who she is, whatever that might be.”