Liam Hegarty is a 10 year-old boy from Durham, New Hampshire who has believed that he is a girl trapped in a boy’s body ever since he was a toddler.
Instead of giving Liam time to figure out what he wants to do, since most 10 year-olds don’t have the mental capacity to decide that they are “trapped” in the wrong gender, his parents have allowed him to live as a girl ever since he was 3 or 4 years-old. According to Mad World News, they have even changed his name on his birth certificate to Lia, and they are now intent on starting him on hormone therapy as soon as possible.
“She became enamored with wearing dress-up clothes before preschool,” said Liam’s mother, Christy. The mother explained that it all started when Liam wanted to wear girls’ clothes like his sisters, but it quickly escalated.
“She would say desperately, ‘Why can’t I just be a girl, Mommy?’” Christy recounted. “At just 5 years old, she would look in the mirror in the bathroom and say, ‘I am a girl in my head and heart.’”
Instead of getting their child help, the Hegartys encouraged the behavior. By the time Liam was in second grade, the parents had instructed his classmates and teachers to call him “Lia.”
Now, they want to take things a step further.
“We have had an appointment with an endocrinologist and in six months to a year, we will start looking at puberty blockers,” Christy said. “That’s important to Lia. We feel it’s the safest and best way to make room for her choices over the next five to 10 years.”
The puberty blockers like, Lupron, don’t scare us,” she continued. “It’s a way to buy Lia time.”
To justify their actions, the Hegartys liken Liam’s situation to that of a life-threatening condition, pointing to “high suicide rates and violence against transgender people.”
If they get their way, Liam will physically become Lia before she even hits puberty.
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