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Daughter Comes Out As Transgender, Then Three Years Later Father Decides To Come Out As Well
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Daughter Comes Out As Transgender, Then Three Years Later Father Decides To Come Out As Well

Corey Maison knew she wanted to be a girl when she was 11 years old but was scared of disapproval from her parents. Little did she know that her mother, Erica, was coming to terms with a new gender identity of her own. Four years later, they’ve become a father-daughter duo that faces every step of their unique transgender journey with strength and pride.

Erica, now Eric, gained the courage to confront his lifelong desire to transition from female to male after watching Corey become the young trans woman she had always felt like inside. Just as Corey feared familial rejection at first, Eric feared what his husband and children would think. After a year of difficult conversations, hormone therapy, and a double mastectomy, Eric feels better than ever and has been embraced with open arms by his loving family.

Back in January, Katie Couric featured Corey male to female and Eric’s story as part of her Gender Revolution, a National Geographic special series. “They are moving in opposite directions but toward their true gender expressions,” she wrote of their dynamic.

More info: Instagram (h/t)

Meet Corey and Eric Maison, a father and daughter navigating through their gender transitions together

Eric, formerly Erica, felt uncomfortable as a woman his whole life, and reportedly “hated being pregnant”

His daughter, Corey, was born male, and also felt trapped inside a body that wasn’t hers

4 years ago, at age 11, Corey made the brave decision to let the girl she truly was shine through…

And, well… She looks flippin’ gorgeous

Corey initially feared her parents’ disapproval, not knowing what her own mom was feeling inside

“I wanted to make my parents proud of who I am, but I thought that they would not like me” 

Inspired by his daughter, Erica came out as Eric in 2016

“The first feeling was relief, the second was terror,” Eric told 60 Minutes Australia in a touching interview

“Fear for what my future would hold… fear for what the rest of my life was going to look like”

Despite his anxiety, Eric has been embraced by his family, and is now undergoing testosterone therapy

“I have five beautiful children, I have an amazing husband and an amazing life”

This inspiring ABC News report on the unstoppable mother-daughter duo will warm your heart:

As expected, some people chose to leave negative, hurtful comments about the unique family

Others, however, were just fine with the fact that it’s 2017 and people can do what they want with their lives

Have your say in the comments below!

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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Corey Maison knew she wanted to be a girl" is not the right way to express this. She KNEW she was a girl. Simply in the wrong body. We don't choose to become the opposite gender, same as people don't choose to be gay. That's simply the way we are.

SnoopyCereal
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Stijn V, if you are trans, you are trans. Yes, you do choose if you are going to transition, but really it's you either act on your feelings and become who you really are or you can make people like you happy while you yourself are miserable.

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Krista Leary
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hey...to each their own. If they're not hurting anyone why should we care how they live out their lives?

Piet Zwanenburg
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I could not care less what other people are doong to their body, way to much of this sort topics lately. We need cats.

Star
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This site feels like Buzzfeed now

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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Corey Maison knew she wanted to be a girl" is not the right way to express this. She KNEW she was a girl. Simply in the wrong body. We don't choose to become the opposite gender, same as people don't choose to be gay. That's simply the way we are.

SnoopyCereal
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Stijn V, if you are trans, you are trans. Yes, you do choose if you are going to transition, but really it's you either act on your feelings and become who you really are or you can make people like you happy while you yourself are miserable.

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Krista Leary
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hey...to each their own. If they're not hurting anyone why should we care how they live out their lives?

Piet Zwanenburg
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I could not care less what other people are doong to their body, way to much of this sort topics lately. We need cats.

Star
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This site feels like Buzzfeed now

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