Boy had “male-oriented” interests
Transgender people often don’t come out due to fear of rejection by family and friends, or a lack of knowledge as to what they are feeling.
The term “transgender” has gone through a shift as well, but it generally means someone who has a gender identity, a gender expression, a gender performance that is outside of the expected cultural norms for their assigned sex at birth.
When a child is showing signs of relating to another gender, parents are faced with a decision, and it’s one they have to make sooner rather than later.
But what happens when a parent is seeing signs that aren’t really there?
Courts ruled after extensive evaluation that the boy showed no signs of feeling like a female though his mother “forced” him to act like a girl.