According to The Independent, the world’s first parent and child to publicly come out as transgender are now detailing their transitioning journey.

 

Formally mother and son, Erica and Corey Maison have struggled individually with their gender identities for years, totally unaware that the other was also facing a struggle. 

 

Corey, who is now 15-years-old, told her mum and dad that she identified as a female when she was 11-years-old, and underwent a three-year process with therapists before she started physically transitioning. 

 

Last year, Corey found out that her mother had also been struggling with gender identity, and the pair are now transitioning together, as their relationship shifts from mother and son to father and daughter.

 

 

The teenager, who is making an effort to record her transition on Instagram, is hoping to raise awareness for transgender children.

 

Corey spoke to 60 Minutes, and said: “I wanted to make my parents proud of who I am, but I thought that they would not like me.”

 

It was Corey’s bravery that gave Eric, formerly Erica, the courage to begin his own transition from female to male.

 

“The first feeling was relief, the second was terror. Fear for what my future would hold, fear for how my family and children would, fear for what the rest of my life was going to look like.”

 

 

Hanging with the best mom today#thisiswhattranslookslike #transisbeautiful

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Despite struggling with a number of different feelings and emotions, Eric went ahead with his transition, and has since undergone a double mastectomy.

 

Eric also plans to stay with his husband, Les, who has been extremely supportive throughout the transition period.

 

In terms of regrets, and his new life, Eric says he simply regrets not coming to terms with his gender identity sooner:

 

“The only regret I have is not being educated sooner about what transgenderism was, so I could do it sooner.”

 

 

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