Extended Clip: Deciding to Raise a Transgender Child
After continually being teased at school for her traditionally girl-like tendencies, the parents of our transgender guest, Danann, had to take their child out of school.
"[Her teachers] would say things like, 'she has to stop bringing princess backpacks to school, lunchboxes. It's confusing the kids and it's causing a distraction," Danann's father says.
Around this time, Danann was diagnosed as "gender disordered," which actually came as a relief to her parents, after previous diagnoses of bipolar disorder, ADHD and dyslexia. Her parents did some research, and the pieces seemed to fall right into place, verifying that their child was, indeed, transgender.
Watch this extended clip from the show to see what this revelation meant to them…