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Watch This: ‘My Name Is Ryland. I’m A Transgender Kid… I’m A Cool Kid.’
June 18, 2014
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This YouTube video is the very first upload from the Whittington Family, and after only a couple of weeks, it already has nearly 7 million views. It's not hard to see why.

It tells the story of Ryland Whittington, who was born as a baby girl in 2007. As soon as she started being able to talk, Ryland started to express something her parents were simply not expecting: "I am a boy."

We won't spoil the whole video — as George said on Twitter last night, it's well worth your seven minutes — but it's a moving story of the unconditional love of two parents for their child. And for more on the Whittington family, see this Inquisitr story.

Earlier this season, George had a chance to sit down with Laura Jane Grace, the lead singer of punk band Against Me!, who came out as a transgender woman in 2012 in a Rolling Stone article. The band's latest album is the aptly titled Transgender Dysphoria Blues.

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