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ABC7/KGO: Transgender Child Identifies with Bruce Jenner Story

posted by Randall

Scarlett CollinsOlympic champion Bruce Jenner came out as a transgender woman in an exclusive interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer.

The 65-year-old Jenner said 2015 “will be quite a ride.”

“For all intents and purposes, I’m a woman,” Jenner said. “People look at me differently. They see you as this macho male, but my heart and my soul and everything that I do in life — it is part of me.”

In the San Francisco Bay Area, one Asian American family watched with special interest.

Scarlett was just 18 months old when her mother realized her child was having gender issues, reported ABC7/KGO-TV.

“We would send her off to preschool dressed as a boy and she came home and she was dressed up like a girl. And we were like, (what)? And this happened for like three months, and we were like, maybe she’s getting muddy or painting with paints and that’s all they had was extra girls clothes. The preschool teachers were like, ‘look, Esera at the time was preferring to dress this way, were just honoring that.'”

The family admits their journey has not been easy and they talk about it in the clip below.

(An earlier version of this story used the word transgender as a noun. We apologize for the error)

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