This is a beautiful, humbling and happy story of a family accepting and embracing the fact that their son, Ryland, is transgender, enabling him to transition at the age of 5. Like they say, they signed up for the parenting lark with no strings attached. They say they wanted to share their story to help the world become a “more loving and accepting place for Ryland and the LGBTQ community.”
The video has gone viral with over 5 million page views since its release two weeks ago. It’s where I saw it, though, that I wanted to point out.
— Liberal Democrats (@LibDems) June 2, 2014
That’s right. The official Twitter account of one of the mainstream political parties in the UK. Now, I’m not seeking any sort of praise for the party because it’s not something that needs to be praised. This is who we are, an organisation that wants people to be free from discrimination and accepted as they are. The reason for sharing this is so that any young person out there struggling with their gender identity or sexuality, or any family supporting a transgender person will be reassured that they have a right to be accepted as they are.