Earlier this year, Jaya who is now referred to as Jay, came out as transgender and transitioned from female to male with his outfits and hair.
Jay said his R&B musician father was unaware of his identity as of three months ago, but his mother and sister have been extremely supportive.
He revealed he has identified as male since, he was “6 or 7”.
According to In Touch Weekly, on his Ask.fm page, a social platform that allows users to answer anonymously submitted questions, he revealed “[My mom] was like, ‘Baby, you know I love you if you were bi, gay, [lesbian], you name it and I would still love you so much'”.
He further shared that, “She was very proud of me, I was like, ‘Thank you mum for accepting the fact that I’m a transgender.’ And same with my sister, she told me that she was proud of me, and respects me by calling me handsome and calling me her little brother now, and I love her for that, so you know it was great for me.”
Although Jay still has female organs, and wears a binder to conceal his breasts, he hopes that with the help of surgery and testosterone he can be comfortable in his skin.
“I believe I am a boy and want surgery, and the medication to help me who I was supposed to be” Jay stated.
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