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The Transgender Trend

By: Sebastien “The Gay Bestie” Gaudin


With recent news of R. Kelly’s child now identifying as a transgender boy many have considered this to be a new trend sweeping the nation if not the world?


Last week the story of young Ryland went viral throughout the net and news outlets, but what does this different wave of gender identity mean?

The Whittington Family: Ryland’s Story

As times continue to change and “the norm” being challenged, new generations of LGBT youth are taking the world by storm. There has been an astounding number of parental acceptance of children who identify as transgendered. What does this mean for the future of America? Is this just a phase? Or is it just a trend?


Chaz Bono

Through the stories shared by these phenomenal children and their families it shows a world progressing towards acceptance and unconditional love. R. Kelly’s now son Jay stated:


“[My mom] was like, ‘Baby, you know I love you if you were bi, gay, [lesbian], you name it and I would still love you so much.’ She was very proud of me, I was like, ‘Thank you mum for accepting the fact that I’m a transgender.’ And same with my sister, she told me that she was proud of me, and respects me by calling me handsome and calling me her little brother now, and I love her for that, so you know it was great for me… I believe I am a boy and want surgery, and the medication to help me who I was supposed to be.”


We see now more than ever parents embracing their children for who they are opposed to shunning them into the closet of society. Families are now united in their diversities proudly, which gives these children confidence and preparation for adulthood. Most importantly this is exposing America to changing their hearts to the root of loving thy neighbor and thy brother. Soon hopefully we will all be able to stand united as nation rather than falling divided as individuals.

Jazz’s Story

Notable Transgendered Individuals


Amiyah Scott


Janet Mock


B. Scott


Laverne Cox

About The Writer:


As a New Jersey native it came as no surprise when Sebastien, birthed a knack for talking and writing. During his college days the young blogger gained experience through international talkers such as The Maury Show and The Mo’nique Show. After years of interning and assisting the aspiring journalist threw caution to the wind and launched The Gay Bestie, LLC.   

The lifestyle and culture company provides a different spin on love, sex, relationships, and fashion.  #TGB focuses on the 21st Century woman and her loyal companion, other known as the gay bestie. Readers will find discussions that are usually held behind closed doors placed in the forefront to totally meet the needs of all. No, topic is ever off limits.

So ladies brace yourselves because Sebastien is taking you places where you’ll be sure to blush and share a laugh! He’s giving exactly what’s been missing. Grab you’re favorite beverage (i.e. red wine), sit back, and prepare to gab about this with your girlfriends the minute you see them.


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