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Supportive Mom Publishes New Birth Announcement for Trans Son

Supportive Mom Publishes New Birth Announcement for Trans Son


The teen's 1995 birth announcement was in error, says his mother, adding that loving him is 'the easiest thing in the world.'

A transgender teen in Australia has a super-supportive mother -- she placed a birth announcement in her local newspaper to announce that the previous one, placed 19 years ago, was in error.

"In 1995 we announced the arrival of our sprogget Elizabeth Anne as a daughter," reads the announcement from Yolanda Bogert in The Courier-Mail of Brisbane. "Oops our bad. We would like to present our wonderful son -- Kai Bogert. Loving you is the easiest thing in the world. Tidy your room."

In an interview with the paper this week, Yolanda Bogert said placing the ad was "a no-brainer." Kai came out to her as transgender just a few days ago, although she had seen signs that told her that was a possibility, but she wanted to show him and the rest of the world that she supports him unequivocally.

Kai said he has yet to make a decision about hormone treatment or surgery, but he now feels "more me than I was a few days ago." He expressed gratitude to his mother, telling The Courier-Mail, "I am so happy with what she has done."

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