EARLY BLOOMERS

At What Age Do Trans Children Know Their True Gender?

Jennifer and John of Ohio support the female identity of their 10-year-old transgender child Jackie. But Jackie’s grandpa thinks that 10 is way too young an age for a child to foreclose on a gender identity. Jackie’s father retorts, “I knew I was a boy at 2-years-old. Everyone knows what gender they are from a very early age.” Some people say they knew their same-sex attraction from a very early age, so why shouldn’t the same apply to gender identity?