Transgender News: R. Kelly's Youngest Child Came Out as Transgender on Social Media

  • Eva G
  • Ontario, CA
  • 28 days ago

In most cases when a young person announces that they are transgender, it's not widely accepted by family — as in the case of 19-year-old Devon, who's father struggled to accept his son's transition to being a female. 


Video source: katiecouric.com

This was not the case with R&B icon R. Kelly's youngest child, who was born "Jaya". His 13-year-old teenager now goes by "Jay", and has proudly come out as transgender on social media, InTouch reports.

According to BET, "Elaborating on his experience on the question-answer social platform, Jay said that this revaluation is nothing new to those closest to him. His mother — Drea, who stars in the VH1 reality series Hollywood Exes — has been nothing but supportive of his journey."

“[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,” Jay writes. “I believe I am a boy and want surgery, and the medication to help me [become] who I was supposed to be,” 

Here is a helpful guide that was put together by young trans people. It offers stories, sources, facts, and tips that may be useful to anyone who is questioning their gender. 

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