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Andrea Kelly Supports Transgender Daughter (Jaya) To Son (Jay); R Kelly Not So Much

Across the internet, I have seen posts talking about Andrea & R Kelly’s daughter, Jaya (13), stepping out as a transgendered boy named, Jay. My first thoughts were that this is a very private moment, and that kids are just really off limits. Thus the reason I don’t even talk about Blue Ivy’s hair and this doggone petition. Beyonce taking the ‘I woke up like this’…a little too farThou canth with y’all.

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Jay who is going to ninth grade is speaking out, and it’s a topic that he doesn’t mind discussing publicly. During a Q&A session on Ask.fm, Jay talks openly about being a FTM transgender. It is a little hard for me to wrap my mind around because he’s still so young, but while reading the thread, I see that there are a lot of kids going through the same thing. More importantly though, I can’t help, but support Andrea’s response to the situation. She tweets:

That’s my baby til the day I die. NOTHING AND NO THING will ever change MY LOVE…A MOTHER’S LOVE! Thank you. MY LOVE, A MOTHER’S LOVE, is UNCONDITIONAL… LIKE GOD’S LOVE FOR ALL OF US!

A mother’s love should be unconditional. The sad news here is that every questions regarding Jay’s dad ends with, “I don’t know.” Jay doesn’t know what his dad thinks about having a transgendered son, if his dad is married or not, or how his famous dad feels. It’s clear from reading the questions that Jay doesn’t have a relationship with R, and that saddens me. But when asked about his mom:

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 mom for accepting the fact that I’m a transgender.”
If you want to know about Jaya’s journey to Jay, you can click here to read the Ask.fm thread.


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