The first transgender man to ever give birth to a baby has come forward to defend the parenting style of Hollywood heavyweights Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
Thomas Beatie has urged the media to stop criticizing Pitt and Jolie for letting their daughter, Shiloh, dress up as a boy, insisting that couple is not messing with their daughter’s mind.
Beatie, who is expecting his third child with wife Nancy, insists he’s more expert than most when it comes to gender confusion, and Jolie and Pitt are doing nothing wrong by encouraging their six year old to dress how she likes.
He tells Life & Style magazine, “When you’re a child, you don’t really have a solid grasp of what male and female are. Unless Shiloh actually identifies as being male, she is not transgender. Gender is largely a state of mind, and I’m sure if asked, she would identify herself as a little girl.”
Beatie, who was born a girl, tells the publication he didn’t start thinking he was a boy until he turned 10.
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