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Dad and teenage daughter go on gender transition journey together

March 15, 2017

Detroit native Corey Maison, 15, says she has always identified as a female, but it wasn’t until she was 11 that she dared to tell her parents. “I wanted to make my parents proud of who I am, but I thought that they would not like me,” Corey admitted in an interview with Australia’s 60 Minutes. Eric Maison, formerly Corey’s mother Erica, said he was inspired by his daughter’s bravery. Last year, Eric realized that he wanted to transition as well — now, the transgender dad and daughter are transitioning together.

Corey, who has chronicled her transition on Instagram, says that while she’s endured bullying at school “it feels so good to be myself and it feels even better to love myself.” Eric, for his part, said that he wished he had been “educated sooner about what transgenderism was so I could do it sooner.”

In spite of the seemingly massive changes occurring in his family, Eric’s husband Les said that little had changed from his perspective.

“I fell in love with the person,” said Les. “She was beautiful as a woman, but equally beautiful on the inside. As long as Eric is happy with the appearance, Eric will be happy with what’s in her brain — or his brain.”

Watch an excerpt from the interview below.

Read the full story at The New York Post.


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