A father’s plea to politicians to allow his trans daughter to “be who she is” has gone viral on social media.
Brandon Boulware was speaking to Missouri state legislators about a resolution that would require children to play on sports teams corresponding to their gender assigned at birth.
Mr Boulware, who described himself as a business lawyer, a Christian nd the son of a Methodist minister, told politicians about his initial struggles to come to terms with his “wonderful and beautiful transgender daughter”.
“One thing I often hear when transgender issues are discussed is, ‘I don’t get it, I don’t understand,” he said.
“I didn’t get it either. For years, I didn’t get it.
“For years I would not let my daughter wear girl clothes, I did not let her play with girl toys.
“I forced my daughter to wear boy clothes, and get short haircuts, and play on boys’ sports teams.”
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