Britain's first transgender family where dad was born female and his little girl began life as a boy

Mail Online | 1/13/2019 | Patricia Kane For The Mail On Sunday
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The photo below seems no different than many images of a loving couple with their young daughter, but a closer look reveals there is nothing commonplace about this portrait.

For five-year-old Jayden Rogers – wearing her favourite dress and sparkly shoes in front of her mother, Jody – was born a boy. And Greg, the young bearded man who has been Jayden’s father for the past three years, was born a girl.

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They are believed to be Britain’s first two-generation transgender family and Jayden is one of the youngest children in the country to switch gender.

The couple are aware that a fierce debate is raging about the large number of young people choosing to change sex and after Jayden insisted on living as a girl nearly a year ago, they found themselves at the centre of their own distressing battle.

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For although Jayden’s teachers, friends and most of their neighbours have accepted the child’s gender transition, others have mounted a campaign of online abuse centred on the unfounded claim that the parents had somehow cajoled their child into becoming a girl.

The nightmare began with an anonymous complaint to social services from a resident who saw Jayden playing outside the family home in girls’ clothing and accused the couple of child abuse. Astonishingly, although the council officials who investigated the claims found the Rogers to be a happy, loving family, the couple say it was suggested they move away from the area to solve the problem.

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They angrily refused but have since suffered a barrage of online insults from anonymous trolls who insist that because Greg had changed sex, he must have forced Jayden to do the same.

Today, in an exclusive interview with The Mail on Sunday, Greg, 27, and Jody, 21 – who live in the small Scottish town of Shotts, North Lanarkshire –...
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