Parents of transkids will enjoy this article, about Wren Kauffman and how he transitioned socially at a very young age, and how he has made it through teasing with a strong sense of humor and a maturity that as read, belies his years.
While this very short vignette is touching – what transgender woman wouldn’t want to have been able to start transition at such a young age, and with so much support? – what is most important is the mainstreaming going on here. Transkids are appearing on prime time television, major newspapers, major magazines and journals, etc. In a way, one which I believe very few trans researchers expected, transkids and their parents are leading a large part of the charge towards mainstream acceptance of transgender individuals overall.