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Dyson Kilodavis, 5, Loves Wearing Princess Costumes. His Mom + Dad Are Totally On Board

Meet the Kilodavis family. They have no problem with Dyson, 5, dressing up in girls’ clothing and jewelry. He particularly likes princess outfits. Dyson’s mom Cheryl wrote a book about her son, titled My Princess Boy. It’s now used in Dyson’s school as an anti-bullying measure.

In a brutally honest television interview, Cheryl (and dad Dean) talks about what happened when she first saw Dyson dressing in girls’ clothes, and how she went from frustration and denial to acceptance and embrace. These are the messages parents need to receive, not those of jerks.

Just be sure you wait until the end, when Dyson’s brother Dkobe speaks. It breaks your heart.


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  • L.

    Someone *please* show this video to Carl Paladino ASAP and give the idiot a heart attack.

  • gollygeegaygoy

    Cool kid. Great family.

  • Ogre Magi

    What a wonderful story!

  • lizcivious

    What a pity that little boys don’t have the freedom to wear what they want like little girls do. I wanted to dress like a boy for awhile during early childhood and my mother didn’t blink an eye, except for times when I had to attend some fancy affair like a relative’s wedding. I loathed wearing dresses or anything girly. With me, it was just a phase, and by age 10, I was ready for cool girl clothes and jewelry. I still enjoy wearing menswear, however, and I’m glad I’ve always had the freedom to blend my feminine and masculine sides. Boys can’t even be small physically without being accused of effeminacy. Kids need to be taught that being gay or having feminine traits when you’re a boy is not wrong or bad. If that’s what the “gay agenda” is, then bring it on. Dyson is adorable. I only hope that his peers can be taught to accept him when he gets older. His parents are great, but it’s too bad they had to go through some angst over this situation. Maybe some day the little guy will be a rich designer or artist, with his love of all things beautiful.

  • Syl

    Awesome parents, and adorable kid. :D

  • peteNsfo

    I loved to wear my sister’s princess outfits…

    and I fixed her doll’s hair-dos, waaaay better than she did.

  • Mr. Enemabag Jones

    I know I’, goping to get thumbs down for this, but I hope he’s given the tools neccessary to deal with the harassment and bullying he’ll encounter when the gets to high school.

  • Kim

    OMG I’m tearing up hearing this family support their baby boy especially the big brother.

  • Moti

    Coping with unexpected changes is never easy. We see beautiful aspects from all every single day and this helps us push ourselves forward in more difficult times.

  • Stacey

    I know that there are a lot of problems with bullying and people not accepting people for who they are. But I don’t know if this is really acceptance if they have to have meetings about a kids choice of halloween costume. Most of this to me doesn’t seem like anything to do with gender identity but about stereotypes of what boys and girls are supposed to do. It just seems like they are making such a big deal out of this kid they are singling him out just as much as they would if they hated him for it. They are pointing out that no he’s not with the norm. That I think is still a problem.

  • Jenny

    The parents were right to help their son but wrong to publicize this. This kids name is now permanently linked to cross dressing. Who knows what the repercussions will be for him later in life. He’s only a toddler.

    How much fun will he have explaining this to his peers in junior high or to future employers, etc.?

    The parents should never have used their real names.

  • bleu

    This is crazy i don’t agreE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So fucking SAD!!!!!!!

  • Marc E. May

    This is sick. A toddler boy will wear whatever you put out for them. My son never gave a hoot. So saying it’s the child choice, give me a break. This woman wanted a daughter and it’s criminal that she is now pimping him while he as a cold to sell her book.

  • Marc E. May

    Isn’t it hard enough for a black man in America as it is and these idiots are dressing this black male in girls clothes. By the time he’s in middle school. I bet dad gets clothing tips from Marv Albert!

  • Bree

    actually, I have a 10 year old daughter..a 9 year old son..and a 5 year old son..and my 5 year old son dresses in girl clothes. He goes through his sisters drawers and gets her clothes after I have already gotten him dressed for the day. He will be in a dress and skirt by the end of the day no matter what i put him in. My kids were all raised the same, but turned our VERY different. My daughter is not girly, she prefers science and bugs to dresses and dolls. My oldest son loves sports and hates that his little borther does this. We have explained to the 5 year old that he is a boy and that he is suppose to wear boy clothes. He said “I know..and I dont want to!” So no, I dont think it is the mom..or the family..or any thing anyone did “wrong”..they really are who they are. My family is total proof of this. We have 3 VERY different children. Funny enough my two oldest are autistic and the littliest one is actually my “normal” child LOL!! So we have a diverse family and love it :)

  • Christina Kirkpatrick

    My name is Christina Kirkpatrick and I am a college senior student in Trinity University located in Washington DC. I am in my winter session course with Dr. Baugh studying Human Sexuality Today, and just yesterday we were discussing this very topic in gender identity. After reading and seeing videos of those that are just as the “princess boy”, I have a better and more of a positive aspect and appreciation for these young persons coming out and able to be comfortable with who they are dispite of anyone else’s thoughts. On the way to school this morning, I heard about this particular story on the radio, and was so excited and eagered to have learn more about this young boy princess. While in class, I brought this issue up and we immediately went online and saw his story online. I commend this young family with wanting to put their story online and nationwide and wanting society to accept who he is and what he is comfortable in.


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