"The hardest part of my transition has been losing my family. Growing up I was told that family will always accept and love one another for who they are. I had to face the facts that the things I was told growing up, and the love I was shown was false," he said.
"I remember the night I showed up at home with my hair cut and masculine clothes on, my mom said, 'I don't care that you like girls, but why do you have to look like this?'"
"That hit me pretty hard, she was essentially saying that she is only concerned with my outward appearance… Something no parent should be judging their child for, or anyone for that matter."
"Even if you were raised the same as I was, don't think that you need to spend your entire life trying to please your family. Be you, and a true family will love and accept you for who you are. In the end, I didn’t lose family. I lost people that share the same blood as me."
Jaimie Wilson is a true inspiration to LGBTQ+ people all over the world. He knows who he is and is completely comfortable in his own skin.
Like Jaimie, others who identify as transgender typically come to this realization when they're very young. Find out about the story of a little boy called Jack who was born a girl and learn about how his parents have dealt with the situation:
We wish Jaimie all the best for the future.