Chile transgender: 'Growing up here is torture'

Chile transgender: 'Growing up here is torture'
 

"I live in a rough neighbourhood and there are drug dealers in our building. I went to them and told them that my son was going to start dressing as a girl and that I hoped they would support us and talk to their children, so he wouldn't get bullied," recalls Jacqueline.
"Surprisingly they have all been fantastic. They congratulated me on my courage and I have never had any problems," she says, laughing, while recounting the moment her son Vicente became Sofía.
But it has not all been plain sailing for Jacqueline and eight-year-old Sofía.
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31 May 2018 in World News, Views: 118
Source: BBC
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