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OP-ED: Standing with my transgender son

GSA Network
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June 13, 2013

My name is Catherine Lee and I am the proud parent of Ashton Lee. Ashton and our family began his transgender journey from female to male after years of trying to figure out why he felt so different. I sometimes struggle with using his chosen name and pronoun but it is a process that I chose to support him in. I am still getting used to the changes and often have mixed feelings, but my love for my child wins every time and I step back on the path with a renewed passion to walk alongside him on his journey. Ashton is an avid learner with a longstanding passion for education and sports. As a transgender student there have been many challenges along his educational journey.