VIDEO: Southern conservative mother of transgender daughter talks acceptance

This week on GLAAD's video series, GLAAD: All Access, host Claire Pires caught up with Debi Jackson, a Southern conservative mother of a six-year-old transgender daughter named A.J., to talk about acceptance. Pires interviewed her at the Human Rights Campaign Time to Thrive conference this past weekend in Portland, Oregon, where Jackson was a featured speaker.

Jackson garnered media attention last July when her speech about her transgender daughter for the Listen To Your Mother series went viral with 535,335 views and led to attention from multiple news outlets. Jackson also released a statement, which she addressed to religious families, after the tragic suicide of Leelah Alcorn, a 17-year-old transgender girl from Ohio.

In this interview with GLAAD, Jackson talks openly about when she first noticed that her four-year-old wanted to identify as a girl, how she educated herself as someone who had never heard the word "transgender," and what advice she has for other parents of transgender children.

GLAAD's video series, GLAAD: All Access, features interviews with newsmakers, hit-makers, and people making a difference. Watch GLAAD's interview here: