Watch: Transgender six year old’s remarkable story
The Whittington family have uploaded a video to their YouTube account explaining the journey of their six year old son Ryland, who was born a girl but identifies as a boy.
Born deaf but not diagnosed until he was a year old, Ryland’s first words after learning to speak were ‘I am a boy!’.
Initially his parents assumed it was a phase, but Ryland’s insistence he was a boy did not go away.
The video chronicles his family’s realisation that Ryland is transgender and after seeking advice, they took steps towards helping him transition to his true identity.
Watch the video