Dad Throws Trans Son a Party To Celebrate His Transition | 22 Words

A dad's heartwarming actions have gone viral recently after he threw a party for his sixteen-year-old trans son.

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The heartwarming story has emerged of a dad throwing his son a T-Versary party.

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And it is the most beautiful thing to watch!

Now, what exactly is "gender dysphoria?"

Gender dysphoria involves a conflict between a person's sex and the gender with which he or she identifies with. People with gender dysphoria experience high levels of discomfort with their own bodies, and they often report feeling as if it isn't their own.

It is more commonly known as being "transgender."

People who are transgender more than often realize that they are from a very young age - children are able to experience gender dysphoria and this is when the majority of trans people realize this conflict.

It is a heartbreaking reality that many trans children face rejection from their families.

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According to the Human Rights Campaign, studies have shown that familial rejection can lead to the LGBTQ+ youth engaging in behaviors and activities that endanger their health, trigger depression, and other mental health issues, and, in some extreme cases, can lead to homelessness and suicide.

Family support is one of the most important things for a child coming out as trans.

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Child welfare expert, Caitlin Ryan, stated that β€œfamily acceptance predicts greater self-esteem, social support, and general health status," for LGBTQ+ youth. β€œIt also protects against depression, substance abuse, and suicidal ideation and behaviors - issues for which transgender youth are at disproportionate risk."

A transgender child needs love and support.

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Parents must respect the wishes of their child by doing simple things such as using the child's preferred gender pronoun and name, reassuring them about the love and support that they will continue to receive, and, most importantly, educating themselves about issues surrounding the trans community.

Coming out as transgender and beginning the transition will never be easy...

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Despite this being what a person desires, the first few steps into transition are never easy, especially for a child. Enduring taunting in the school corridors from their peers who are too nieve to understand the situation is a sad reality for many trans children.

Thankfully, the LGBTQ+ community is bigger than ever today.

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There are countless organizations around the world that work hard together purely to support people, especially children, of the transgender community.

Families around the world are now more accepting than ever...


And one dad recently did the most adorable thing to support his trans son.

Sadly, suicidal thoughts are common among transgender children.

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But acceptance from a parent can make all the difference.

Being open and honest can help.

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And be the first stage of feeling comfortable in your own skin.

Luckily, there are good parents out there.

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As one dad has proven this week.

His son had begun taking testosterone.

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And dad Dave Scott decided this was worth celebrating.

He shared his story on Twitter.

And it was extremely cute.

Check out this sweet pic.

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