A Michigan mother and her teenage child made headlines a couple of years ago as Erica Maison surprised her kid — 14-year-old Corey — with a dose of hormones.
You see, Corey was transitioning from a boy to a girl — and a video of Corey getting hormones for the very first time went viral.
And now Corey's mother is becoming a man.
Inspired by Corey's transgender decision, Maison followed suit and chose to become male, undergoing a double mastectomy and getting a new first name — switching to Eric from Erica — after years of feeling trapped in a woman's body.
@Regrann from @natgeo - Sometimes our children lead the way. Corey, 14, socially transitioned from boy to girl in the past few years. She gave her Mom, Eric(a) the courage to begin her own transition from female to male. They are moving in opposite directions but toward their true selves. After her first shot of testosterone Erica said she finally felt "complete". Photo by @ljohnphoto for Nat Geo's Special Issue-Gender Revolution. @natgeo @thephotosociety #gender #nonbinary - #regrann #thisiswhattranslookslike
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“When I was younger, I used to wish for cancer so I would have to get a mastectomy,” Maison told Australia's "60 Minutes."
There are four other Maison children — all girls — and their father, Les Brown, is staying with his family.
“How do you ask a completely heterosexual man to still love you if you are now becoming a man?” Eric asked "60 Minutes" while seated next to Les.
From left: Les Brown has five children with Eric (formerly Erica) Maison, who is transitioning to a man. (Image source: YouTube screen cap)
Brown told the program he's “still married to the same person I married. ... That’s really all there is to it."
He added to "60 Minutes" that, “I fell in love with the person. She was beautiful as a woman, but equally beautiful on the inside. As long as Eric is happy with the appearance, Eric will be happy with what’s in her brain — or his brain.”
Eric added to the program: “The only regret I have is not being educated sooner about what transgenderism was, so I could do it sooner. But that’s OK, because I have five beautiful children, I have an amazing husband and an amazing life. My life’s pretty good now. It’s awesome.”
(H/T: Truth Revolt)