It’s a transgender twofer — in one family! In what is believed to be a world-first, Corey Maison — who was born a boy — and her mother, Erica, are both transitioning genders at the same time.
Corey began life as a cute towhead boy and said she only — and finally — felt free after informing her mother she was transgendered. After that, Erica realized she, too, harbored the same feelings, and began transitioning to a man named Eric. Now, they are both supporting each other through the life-altering change!
“I finally feel complete for the first time in my life!” gushed Eric, of Detroit, Mich.
Amazingly, Eric’s husband, Les, totally supports his transition.
“Our relationship is actually stronger and better than it ever has been in the 10 years we’ve been together,” said Eric, a parent of six.
Both Corey and Eric realized their true sexuality while watching a video of transgender YouTube star Jazz Jennings. Corey, then 11, immediately announced: “Mom, I am just like her. I am a girl.”
But Eric decided to keep his feelings secret, and dedicated himself to helping Corey transition into being a girl. Eric found help for Corey at the gender clinic at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago.
Corey was given a $21,000 puberty-suppressing implant covered by the family’s insurance, and the hospital’s medical team agreed she could start hormone therapy when she turned 14.
In 2015, Corey became an online sensation when Eric filmed her finding her hormone prescription hidden under a couch cushion.
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Shortly afterward, Eric came out to her husband, and eventually told the couple’s daughters — Chelsea, 22; Kailee, 14; Corey; Ellen, 8; Willow, 6; and Savanna, 4.
Eric’s been taking the male hormone testosterone for about a year, and hopes to have his breasts removed soon.
But hiding his true sexuality was an “awful secret to keep from my family,” Eric said, although his “loved ones were awesome,” and today it’s as if “nothing’s really changed.”
Eric and Corey are believed to be the world’s first parent and child to publicly reveal they’re both transgender and transitioning.
Corey has told her story on Facebook, writing: “I am so happy that my story inspires people and is saving live... And I want to tell anyone out there who is trans to .
Find someone who won’t judge you — and always be proud of who you are.”
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