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My daughter, who I thought was my son

My daughter, who I thought was my son

Update: 2024-05-101
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Gretchen’s daughter is transgender. When she first told her parents, it came as a shock – but Gretchen wants to tell her daughter she’ll always be on her side.

But she worries that the outside world might be hostile. How can she protect her daughter, while also helping her grow?

Letter writer: Gretchen

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My daughter, who I thought was my son

My daughter, who I thought was my son

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