Cou­ple ‘only want daugh­ter to be happy’

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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.”

CHOICE Jay­den

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