Jacob’s journey: Life as a transgender 5-year-old

Jacob’s journey: Life as a transgender 5-year-old

[Ed. – What do his parents want to be when they grow up?]

When Jacob Lemay invites you into his bedroom, he wants to give the full tour. He’ll show you his books, the planets and stars on the wall, his bunk bed and the stuffed animals he’s lined up all in a row….

Jacob is a happy, healthy, well-adjusted pre-schooler. He has two sisters — one older and one younger.

But it wasn’t always this way. In the beginning, his parents Mimi and Joe were raising three daughters.

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When Jacob was born, his name was Mia. But by the time he was two, he was telling his parents, “I’m a boy.”

Last year, when he was four, they made a decision: to let him live as he has always identified — as a boy.

Some may think that’s too young to make such a change, but many doctors who specialize in working with transgender children believe it’s right for certain kids — those who show a rock-solid and enduring belief in their gender identity.

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