R. Kelly’s daughter is now a boy

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R. Kelly’s daughter Jaya hasn’t had much to do with her father.  This is not an uncommon fate for many black children these days, particularly in the city of Chicago.  Now Jaya has grown up, and is appearing in blogs as a 14-year old, but not as the pretty little girl that she once was.

Now, Jaya has reportedly decided that she just wants to be known as Jay.  The child also doesn’t want to be pretty anymore, she would prefer to be handsome.   She is part of the latest trend in the “Transguy” culture, where young people are choosing to claim whatever gender they identify with the most.

The only reference we could find on what it means to be a trans guy is wikipedia, which gives this definition -“A trans man (also trans-man or transman) is a female-to-male (FtM) transgender or transsexual person. A trans man is assigned female at birth, but identifies as male.”


Jay doesn’t appear to have gotten any form of gender reassignment surgery, but does seem comfortable with her new identity.  Her mother Andrea has been getting a lot of buzz for her own confused personal life, which is on display on reality TV.   Andrea divorced her new husband Brian McKee after just two months of marriage, so it doesn’t seem that she keeps a very stable household.  Not that any of this is the reason that Jaya has become Jay, but kids are certainly affected by the way they are being raised and looked after.

Jay has two siblings that came out of the marriage that his parents shared for many years.  Robert Kelly Jr. and Joan Kelly are two children who also came out of the marriage, but their profiles aren’t as public as their parents or their “brother” Jay.  Seriously, should we refer to Jay as their sister or their brother?  Please give us your opinion.  We want to make sure we’re respectful to Jay’s transition into adulthood.


Jay’s father has also seen no shortage of controversy in his own life, with several women coming forward claiming that he was sleeping with underage girls during the duration of his marriage to Andrea.   One woman’s story, told to Essence Magazine, was so graphic and detailed that it made many people second-guess his innocence, if they believed it at all.

So, we just hope that the children were kept safe from their parents, who seem to have issues of their own.   But what marriages don’t have issues?  Celebrity relationships are even more complicated than the rest.

Tell us fam – do you think that Jay’s transition was a natural one, or do you feel that it was influenced by the instability in her household?  If she’d (he’d) had normal parents, would this child feel the need to make this transition, or is there nothing anyone can do about it?




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  1. thandisizwe chimurenga

    June 6, 2014 at 2:21 am

    “If she’d (he’d) had normal parents, would this child feel the need to make this transition, or is there nothing anyone can do about it?”

    Are Magic Johnson, Jr’s parents normal?

    • Greg

      June 6, 2014 at 8:50 am

      No….They are not normal. They are the exception….or you can call them exceptional. But my answer to your question is NO.

    • redbone

      June 6, 2014 at 1:57 pm

      This is one serious situation y’all need to leave alone… to the editor /You should be ashamed of yourself, what goes around comes around…

      You are so d@Mn noticably petty on this article… this is so d@mn beneath you. This message comes straight from my spirit and yo azz need to repent real fast and in a hurry…

    • redbone

      June 6, 2014 at 2:06 pm

      No matter how yall feel about R. Kelly that brother is Gods business and regardless of his issues he is Gods anointed / a work in progress / somethings you just don’t touch no matter how bad it looks.

      • elaine

        June 7, 2014 at 5:38 pm

        God’s anointed? Urinating on a child? A work in progress? You must be a pervert to put God into it. Both you bitches should die.
        Disgusting, degenerate mother fuckers.

      • Regina

        June 8, 2014 at 2:21 am

        This is one of those times I am ordering you to put down that pipe.

      • cheche

        June 8, 2014 at 7:02 am

        half of the pastors are perverts what do you expect redbone to say?

        • Regina

          June 11, 2014 at 2:57 pm

          The word anointed and a work in progress should not apply to R. Kelly and his family.

  2. titanides

    June 6, 2014 at 5:56 am

    This is a very ill thought out article completely bereft of any form of intelligence whatsoever. I had an inkling it would be a bit passive aggressive and judgemental the minute you described Jay as once being a “pretty little girl”. What he chooses to do with his body and how he chooses to live his life is his own choice. Whether it has anything to do with his home life or not does not concern us. This is a 14 year old who is trying to find his place in the world and you’re trying to tear him asunder. You should be ashamed.

    • Oh Really?

      June 6, 2014 at 8:41 am

      This article is a COMPLETE waste of time! So what? This is not the only child that has obviously trying to find his/her own path. In my opinion the media needs to take a step back when it comes to children. We do not need to read that unless the article has a quote from the subject person. Suppositions are just like the “exits” we all have. Means nothing unless you have something “solid” to expel.

  3. JembeQueen

    June 6, 2014 at 7:00 am

    Wow. That’s all I can saw about both the article and these comments. The world has done a flip flop. Wow.

    • Jewel2b

      June 6, 2014 at 8:37 am

      I agree JembeQueen. Does the term, going to hell in a handbasket describe the world in which we currently?

      • Ronald

        June 6, 2014 at 4:38 pm

        AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! not to mention they can not reproduce if GOD made her female she will be that till death

  4. MsEm

    June 6, 2014 at 8:08 am

    All of us need to keep our judgemental comments to ourselves. I am praying for one and ALL. NO ONE knows what causes anyone to do ANYTHING. That is between that person and their God.

    • corey farrow

      June 25, 2014 at 7:13 am

      I am so sick of people saying your judging them when told the truth .Its a fact that its a sin the bible talks of all theses things .It is a raise issue, now what you mean to say is we are suppose to pray for them and ourselves so we can all make it in but first you have to be a believer . And so you know if she is already boy whats the surgury for it doesnt say she was born with both parts she has a virgina between her legs . and alot of you think you beleive in God because you would know that ever one is a spirt there good spirt which is god and bad spirt which is devil .GOD SPEAKS OF YOUR MIND BEING TURN OVER THIS IS IN THE NEW TESTEMENT ALSO TO THOSE THAT TRY TO THROUGH OUT THE OLD THANKS AND DONT HATE ON THE LITTLE PRAY FOR HER

      • really

        July 16, 2014 at 2:48 pm

        A virgina? Can you tell me what that is.

  5. Ms.Islip

    June 6, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Live and let live is all I can say about this article. Who are we to judge….I leave that up to the Lord.

    • Hetero

      June 6, 2014 at 8:30 am

      The Bible says that we will judve angels. We should have enough good judgement to call right right and wrong wrong. But it is obvious that we lack that amount of good judgement, so maybe we shouldn’t judge.

      • Mr. Truth

        June 6, 2014 at 4:12 pm

        Yes,but God gave Java a reminder every 28 days what His intent was. God love regardless of what ever the choice Java makes. If she wants to be a boy, and has reassignment surgery, no doctor can give a girl sperms to produce nor can men have eggs.

      • Jennifer

        June 8, 2014 at 10:31 pm

        The Bible says judge not lest ye be judged.

        Also, you do realize that the Bible was used to justify slavery in the U.S.?

        More importantly, why should people who don’t share your faith or interpretation of the Bible live their lives to please you?

        Have you had sex outside marriage? The Bible would have you be stoned. Do you eat shellfish or pork? Again, the Bible would have you be stoned.

        • Tanya1978

          June 10, 2014 at 5:48 pm

          EXACTLY!!! The ones being jugdemental and “quoting” the bible don’t even know about how the bible was formed or created. this is why majority of them are uneducated, prejudice, and ignorant.

        • corey F

          June 25, 2014 at 7:25 am


    • Ronald

      June 6, 2014 at 4:38 pm


  6. JC

    June 6, 2014 at 8:16 am

    When evil is exposed nobody likes it!! This child didn’t have a chance when the parents themselves are irresponsible. God makes no mistakes and someone needs to sit her down and talk to her like MANY parents should be doing. This is the devils work and more and more people are afraid to speak out on this wicked behavior. Teach your child this is wrong and don’t SUPPORT it and you will see how destructive this behavior is.

    • Jewel2b

      June 6, 2014 at 8:39 am


    • Oh Really?

      June 6, 2014 at 8:43 am

      Really, JC? Do you have children? Behavior? YOU are the sad one and don’t put GOD’s name in it, just to try and justify YOUR JUDGMENT.

    • TruthInYourFace

      June 6, 2014 at 8:48 am

      Finally someone with enough balls to speak the truth. I’m sick of in-your- face filth being accepted to the point where the righteous are penalized for reminding the wrongdoers that they are WRONG! Some things should stay in the closet!

    • jo

      June 9, 2014 at 6:34 pm

      Just STFU

    • corey F

      June 25, 2014 at 7:19 am


  7. Troy Wiggins

    June 6, 2014 at 8:20 am

    The entire young population has lost it’s mind! Seriously, no child under the age of 18 living under my roof and receiving food and shelter that I provide will be confused about anything publicly! They might be confused inside, but they will wait until they leave my home before acting out that level of confusion I assure you! He/ or she can be whatever they want when they are grown and taking care of themselves! What does a 14 year old know about Trans anything! How about go to school and get an education and focus on that! Not who you Identify with from a sexual standpoint! Really, identify with your books and educate your mind, it’s just might change your confused perceptions! In the words of Bernie Mack (RIP) these some Punk A– parents these days!!! I wish one of my children would come home talking about Trans anything! It will be the last day they talk about it in my HOUSE!

    • Hetero

      June 6, 2014 at 8:27 am

      Great point Troy!

    • Christine

      June 6, 2014 at 9:20 am


    • David Rose

      June 6, 2014 at 11:03 am

      Troy Wiggins it’s because of bigoted people like you that so many serially confused teens commit suicide. You need to be more of a supported parent. Free your Mind and the Rest will follow.

      • Brendon

        June 7, 2014 at 10:57 pm

        You would all judge a 14yr child on their issues so publicly, berate and bully them ?

        You would throw them onto the streets because they are exploring things you do not agree ?

        You sad pathetic people, to attack person let alone a child like many of you have here is disgusting, you’re supposed to love your child unconditionally and without question, you should look in the mirror and take a long, cold hard look at yourselves before daring to cast any judgement on another because their veiw on life is different from yours.

        What you should be disgusted by is the person who wrote this article, making such bigoted, racist and offensive comments such as this.

        “This is not an uncommon fate for many black children these days, particularly in the city of Chicago. Now Jaya has grown up”

        For all of you quoting Bernie Mac I somehow doubt he would of appreciated the idiotic comments made here

        More then likely he would prefer the parents of drug dealers, gang members and murderers to be “Whooped upside the head” before insulting a child who has done none of you any harm.

        Think about it what if this was your child ?

        And if you’re going to drag God into it then created all the peoples of our earth, he made them in many differnt and unique forms, each with our own ways and identitys.

        Be gone you pathetic keyboard warriors, take a look in your own house and yourselves before throwing rocks at others.

        For you are not worthy of judging others until you can judge yourself

    • Truth

      June 6, 2014 at 1:33 pm

      Troy, you sound like you have a serious control problem. Do you really like it when your kids lie to you? Because that’s what your a*****e attitude will get you. Oh, and it’ll get you kids that refuse to speak to you from the moment they leave the house. Congratulations on raising kids that will know enough to rid their life of controlling scum, sorry you’ll be their first experience with it.

    • Michelle

      June 6, 2014 at 8:50 pm

      Troy, you are right on it. Parents just aren’t parents anymore.

    • Jennifer

      June 8, 2014 at 10:37 pm

      Your ignorance is massive. When did you know that you were male? Trans people’s brains are wired for their gender. This is fact. Study after study show that a transman, while possessing a female body, has a brain that resembles and acts likes a male brain.

      If someone is born left-handed, would you demonize and torture that person to use her right-hand? Ignorant, cruel people like you would do so in the past.

      The fact that you would torture and abandon your child because he or she was different shows how messed up you are. It’s appalling that people like you reject science and common sense to impose your worldview on others. You want other people to conform to make you happy. You are an incredibly selfish and cruel person.

    • Dr. Kiss

      June 9, 2014 at 11:14 am

      Actually, Troy, all research says that we know what our true gender is by the age of five. So there are small children everywhere who know that they are not happy in their bodies, and who grow up miserable. 41% of transpeople attempt suicide, and it is comments by parents such as the ones you made here that push that statistic. I hope for your sake, and the sake of the people around you, that you pause to educate yourself before making such ignorant comments.

    • T. Williams

      June 11, 2014 at 4:19 pm


  8. Hetero

    June 6, 2014 at 8:24 am

    This article is not wrong. The questions are genuine. The most unintelligent thing a person can di is not ask. I don’t know what it.means to feel trapped inside the wrong body, so asking about it shows intelligence not ignorance.

    I think the author raises points we should be grappling to answer. How mich a child’s sexual identity and sexual orientation are a direct reflection of their surroundings? Great question? If we believe that there is a heterosexual oppression on people with non heterosexual identities, isn’t it safe to ask if there is a counter pressure from non hetersexuals for young people not to stick to.a strict notion sexual identity?

    What is so.wrong.with asking.if abandonment, divorce, and unhealthy parental sexual behavior contribute to ones sexual confusion?

    I think that this article is necessary to prompt us to asj very serious.questions about how.our.behavior.as parents contributes to our own children’s sexual identity choices.

    • Aurea

      June 9, 2014 at 7:14 am

      Sexual identity has nothing to do with gener identity. Note Jay didnt say anything at all abouy being gay… or post pics of anything homosexual… why are you folks saying “sexual” anything?

  9. Jewel2b

    June 6, 2014 at 8:40 am


  10. TruthInYourFace

    June 6, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Hetero, Troy, Jewel and JC – I agree with enduring you’ve said… lol on the words of the late great Bernie Mac, too. Honestly, I don’t wanna be walking Doreen the street with my young sons and try to explain why 2 men are kissing. .. or why a classmate has 2 mommies. I looking at homeschooling.

  11. TruthInYourFace

    June 6, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Hetero, Troy, Jewel and JC – I agree with everything you’ve said… lol on the words of the late great Bernie Mac, too. Honestly, I don’t wanna be walking Down the street with my young sons and try to explain why 2 men are kissing. .. or why a classmate has 2 mommies. I looking at homeschooling.

    • Aurea

      June 9, 2014 at 7:16 am

      Did Jay post pictures of kissing girls? Looks like just pictures of short hair and boys clothes. Why are you all taking that to mean gay? Im seriously confused.

  12. Reena

    June 6, 2014 at 9:01 am

    I DONOT want to receive anymore emails from this site anymore….you guys are ignorant….please take me off the list or tell me how to do it thanks ✌

  13. darryl

    June 6, 2014 at 9:21 am

    I know this is a sensitive subject and attacks concerning transgender people are wrong. I do believe the article was poorly written and researched (Wikipedia really?) However I do not believe, regardless or the ‘how’ or ‘why’ that a person with a clear physical gender but declaring themselves the opposite is normal. If we saw this played out anyplace else in life or nature we would disagree. Sometimes when we helplessly have a loved one who has/is struggling with this we feel we are forced to go with the flow. I do feel for people who struggle with this decision have a hard life and shouldnt be discriminated against but I do believe its not normal. We have excepted 30 years of hard work and social lobbying (and demanding) by the gay community. We dont have to accept every social movement to love and respect them.

    • redbone

      June 6, 2014 at 1:41 pm

      You tell him David Rose… and I look forward to hearing your fine azz sing again at the Orleans… didn’t wanna get your azz out of that seat lol.

    • redbone

      June 6, 2014 at 1:44 pm

      Knock them dead Darryl… play Marvin Gaye for me…wink!

    • adrian santee

      June 7, 2014 at 3:25 pm


  14. Icdatruth

    June 6, 2014 at 9:22 am

    I noticed that not one comment even considers what could have been going on in the home. What I mean is that she could have been molested or have seen/exposed to things that she should not have. Why is it that anytime anyone says anything perceived to be anti-gay the gay community jumps down their throats as if no one has a choice in the matter? Yes, there are some who do not but is not always the case. There are some people who actually CHOOSE to be gay do to environmental, lifestyle or because of emotional trauma.

    As for some of you ” misinformed Christians” who for some reason pick and choose which part of the Bible that suits you, some of you are so quick to condemn rather than try to love and understand you miss the teachings of the Lord altogether. I find it interesting since many of you find it easier to forgive a whoring, pedestal pimp preacher than your own children who may have gone astray.

    One other thing, why can’t we as blacks unify like the Jewish community? Even the gay community ( which consist of blacks) will band together even if it is against the black community, why is that?

  15. Christine

    June 6, 2014 at 9:30 am

    The people who are parents that agree to this perversion and accepting of a child not yet mature enough to make ANY DECISIONS REGARDING SEXUAL ORIENTATION ARE A REFLECTION OF THE SICKNESS OF THIS SOCIETY.

    Why are the celebrity children that are supposedly making these life decisions about sex same orientation having such a spotlight placed upon them?

    Why now?

    If it were this common prior to this era, why would it not have been an issue long before now.

    Our people are like the walking dead.

    Intellectually and spiritually.

    Demonstrated by the questioning of NOTHING that is effecting US as a collective.

  16. Rolaz

    June 6, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Coming Out The Closet.. just got a whole lot realer.

    • Regina

      June 11, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      More real not realer.

  17. Ann G.

    June 6, 2014 at 9:57 am

    It appears that transferring from a woman to man or man to woman has become a style rather than a science. There are just too many out there which leaves me wondering if it is just a “thing to do” or if it is in “style” for the moment. I’m also sure that the way a child is raised plays a part in this transference also, this is a way to get attention that is not being received at home, parents are too busy living their own lives to raise their children. I will pray for the child and leave the rest up to the man upstairs!

  18. Zane

    June 6, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Someone sent this to me to post on my Facebook page and I clicked on the link. From the beginning sentence, it is slanderous. How does the writer of this article know that this child has not had much to do with her father? Then halfway through the defamation of all involved, the writer says that we need to be respectful? Hmm, okay. I know that blogs are written in an attempt to go viral. Go for broke but when the wrong person sees it, I would anticipate a lawsuit if they feel it is worth their time. Most celebrities do not care what you say about them but when you start talking about their children, that is another matter. They need to take this article down because some of the things in here are stated like facts, beginning with making a blanket statement about the child not having a consistent relationship with her father: “R. Kelly’s daughter Jaya hasn’t had much to do with her father. This is not an uncommon fate for many black children these days, particularly in the city of Chicago.”

  19. Arlana Brown

    June 6, 2014 at 11:18 am


  20. Rehema Yenbere

    June 6, 2014 at 11:22 am

    How many of us knew …i mean really knew our sexuality at this age. I am just wondering. And as someone stated the father on video having sex with a minor (hint hint). How many of us know of the silent epidemic in our community (in the u.s. period). And how many of us make every excuse for confronting the issue or someone right close to us that we suspect or KNOW is doing this to some child. This article was written by someone that is definitely evolved or immature socially. As there are many important issues that might have been brought up around this situation that did not have to be degrading or condescending, nor disrespectful to this child. Whom we should not be writing publically about anyway as this is a child. We should be finding words that encourage or help this child not adding foolishness.

    • Um

      June 7, 2014 at 7:27 pm

      Wow, your level of ignorance is astounding. What does Jay’s father’s allegations have to do with anything? I don’t know about you but when I was 14, I was definitely thinking about my sexuality. I was discovering new things about myself each and everyday. 14-15 is definitely the age of self-discovery. I don’t find Jay to be “too young” to know who he truly is. Identifying as transguy isn’t some mistake. Sad thing is most of these comments are coming from black people and we wonder why so many of our children are either 1)In the closet 2) suicidal. Andrea and R. Kelly did the right thing to let Jay be who he wants to be. I respect them for that.

  21. Sekou Osei

    June 6, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    OKAY…why is this important?

  22. Time To Leave

    June 6, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    As long as Jay is happy I am happy. This is not a new trend folk. It is just life deal with it.

  23. Jeana

    June 6, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Kids these days are just as confused as adults; even more so because they are being raised by confused adults. So then today what do you have? a confused society. Can’t turn the clock back and raise what’s already been raised. Now, it’s just the way it is. Good luck Jay.

  24. Channel

    June 6, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    I’m really happy to see people and specifically black people talking about this without hateful comments. I’m happy for Jay and wish him the best in the future. I do believe whoever wrote this could have done some better research though .

  25. Truthbeliever

    June 6, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Why is this child’s sexuality being discussed in a public forum?

  26. ericaf

    June 6, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Why are grown @$$ people discussing a minor’s personal life and possible s€×u@lity? It is disrespectful and unprofessional. You should be ashamed. Kids today have enough issues with gender identity and for you to infringe on their privacy is inexcusable. Shame on you.

  27. shield

    June 6, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    So sad she has fallen to the gay agenda.

  28. Veronica anderson

    June 6, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Be proud of your kids whatever they are gay or not gay.

  29. Mr. Truth

    June 6, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    R. Kelly is a PUBLIC figure by choice. He made a choice when he decided to have sex with a minor who was barely older than Jada. Then the mother lives her life on a reality show by choice? No one thinks that the dysfunction in that family could have contributed to a 14 year old being Confused? Did he touch her or has she ever felt love from her parents? She is still a child and she could be seeking stability from a unstable life….

  30. blackpusskat9

    June 6, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    I hope Andrea and her daughter sues you for this article.

  31. Delta

    June 6, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    What do I think? I think you ought to find something sensible to write about if you feel a burning desire to write. Assume your readers are highly intelligent, busy, community-minded adults. Stop the dribble!

  32. sirena

    June 6, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    This article is ignorance at it’s finest. Like a 5 year old trying to explain chemical engineering. Wiki? Are you serious!?!?

  33. Michelle

    June 6, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    The biggest trick the devil ever pulled is to make us think he didn’t exist. This poor child is only 14 and doesn’t have a clue about life. I feel that it is the responsibility of the parents to ensure that children are brought up to fear GOD! Everyone has free will but the coice will be easier when we know what Gods plan is for our life.

  34. theresa

    June 7, 2014 at 12:25 am

    You support no matter what your child goes through. They have enough to deal with once they walk out your door. Home is where security in what and who they are begins. The kids need to have a complete be who you are zone at home so they can walk out the door confident of who they are. And mom and dad love and support you no matter what feeling about themselves. We will get through any thing together in their heart that the parents instill about every situation they go through.

  35. ELJIR

    June 7, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    I believe this pagenistic society that promote the ok to b with the same sex well as freedom of sexual preference under the disguise of that high grade toilet paper [constitution] that really dont hold any real weight anymore since most of the rights have been taken away. And many still dnt have!!!
    Its a combination of factors y this trend is so acceptable amounst our youth bcaue there is no real guidance the kids r being reaised by so called friends [peers] t.v. social sites and weirdos that these industry entities push to misguide the youth. Mainly our youth!! There is also a conspiracy to misdirect our children, our youth, already workd against the black man, now hittin up the black woman look at the bullshit mssges portrayed on these weak ass reality shows that portray these black gold diggin sistas with no talent mentality bout “gotta get mines”
    Home absolutely plays a major part of the influence there probably is a huge communication gap at home and schl but not with friends.
    U have to undrstnd with the combination of the effects stated would turn any child around and have him or her looking ridiculous and it would b justified bcause society says exptess urself

  36. ELJIR

    June 7, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    And R.Kelly kid is no excetion!!

  37. chris

    June 7, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    your articles are normally pretty good, but this one was 100% OFF the mark. among other things, the undertone of the assertion that Jay transitioned because he is troubled is problematic. the article was Not respectful, and very uninformed.

  38. Sharon Harper

    June 8, 2014 at 9:01 am

    You mention that “This is not an uncommon fate for many black children these days, particularly in the city of Chicago.” You are basing this statement on what? I hope you can back up what you are saying.

  39. ellenhs

    June 9, 2014 at 12:57 am

    If you are genuinely serious that you want to be respectful, yes there are a lot of changes that should be made to the way you are writing about this issue! For example, if someone comes out as a trans boy, you refer to them as a he and as a brother. You say that they came out as trans, not that they are “now” a “boy.” He may have identified as a boy for a long time now. You mention that he hasn’t had surgery but for a teenager… of course he hasn’t had surgery yet, not to mention that level of intimate detail is not necessary or appropriate for everyone to discuss and speculate on.

    I would recommend reading this critique, read it with an open mind…


  40. Samantha

    June 9, 2014 at 12:57 am

    This article is kind of gross. He is a child, not a celebrity. Stop reporting on him. And this article also grossly, purposefully misgenders him (calling Jay ‘her’ and ‘she’ instead of the pronouns he would like to be addressed by (he, his). Also, transgenderism isn’t a trend, it’s an identity that because of a lack of support and understanding from the public (and family and friends), causes many people, especially young people to commit suicide every year.
    Also, “Seriously, should we refer to Jay as their sister or their brother?” Because Jay has made his identity public and has stated that he is a transguy (meaning that unless he has a different definition, he identifies as a guy instead of a girl), brother would be best.

  41. Ras Gen. Gotti Veljean

    June 9, 2014 at 6:56 am


  42. Dr. Kiss

    June 9, 2014 at 9:51 am

    It’s a shame that an article declaring that a person has come to the acceptance of who he is and who is embracing his identity would be written so poorly and come across as invalidating and transphobic. I am deeply disappointed by the ignorance and lack of sensitivity exhibited by this author. A child has come to love who he is, and is embracing himself, which is something to be celebrated. However, this author misgenders Jay throughout the article, and refers to him as female despite all identifiers to the opposite. I sincerely hope that the writing staff at Naturally Moi attempts to further their education in respecting diversity, as this level of unawareness is unacceptable and hurtful.

  43. Bernard

    June 9, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Poor poor black people…

  44. Ryan Oliver

    June 9, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    This article screams lack of knowledge on the topic of transgender identity. It echos the need for further education on transgender identity and the respect for human kind that identify as trans* to be heard. The most upsetting part about this article is its concrete terminology around transgender identity. When we are discussing trans* people we are talking about more than transmen and transwomen. We are talking about genderqueer, transmasculine, transfeminie, dyke, androgynous, etc. Transgender or Trans* is an umbrella term to help provide some definition or identifier to a community that lives, breaths, and functions outside of the binary system of female and male, woman and man, masculine and feminine identity. The ONLY thing that this author got right is that there is a insurgence of this community that are identifying, educating, and making visible their trans* experience in an effort to further the goal of inclusiveness and acceptance of trans* people and trans* experiences.

  45. Maria Janice Vance

    June 9, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    What happens when his breasts begin to grow?

  46. Maria Janice Vance

    June 9, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    What’s wrong with breasts?

  47. Maria Janice Vance

    June 9, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    B r. E. a. S. t. Is not a bad word why do you censor it?

    • Regina

      June 11, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      The powers at be at naturallymoi.com and your black world signed a pact with the gestapo at Google agreeing to censor certain words for the #1 ranking in Google search.

      I just Googled the “N” word and it came up #1 without any censorship. Since these are wordpress sites, I have seen words on sites created by whites that are not censored.

      I know that the people on these sites like this one, really need to grow up and stop the politically correct censorship just to please the A-holes at Google and enjoying the crumbs from the Massa Google’s table.

  48. Maria Janice Vance

    June 9, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Would you rather I said tits?

  49. Madison

    June 9, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Using a child’s life for click bait is disgusting. You obviously have no idea what transgender is. Your post was condescending and rude. Do some basic research before you post about things you obviously don’t understand.

  50. Matt Thorn

    June 9, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    I’ve come back to this page several times in hopes of that it has either been edited or deleted. It’s strange that the author specifically solicits reactions at the end of the piece, and then apparently does not bother to read the comments. This piece is offensive to transgender people, as well as to their family and friends.

  51. P03ticS0ul

    June 9, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    this is completely and totally offensive. if you don’t know what you are talking or in this case writing about do yourself a favor and don’t say or write anything. secondly before you publish an article about a child the least you can do is get your facts right. there is enough hate and ignorance in this world without you spreading more and onto a child. you all should be ashamed of yourselves. now if you want to write articles about things of this nature you should at the very least do some research. there is a major difference between gender, gender identity and gender expression, but Im sure you all already know this is just your way of spreading hate and ignorance.

  52. aidenchase

    June 9, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    Speaking for this article, I myself am a transgendered individual. And all these comments about how it’s disgusting and nor right is wrong. You people saying that are not right. Being trans, whether it be female to male or male to female is not a “trend” it is who you are. By the age of ten, I knew I was different and not like other girls. I identify as a male, and answer to such. It is not the child being confused, or anything of the sort. Before you start saying stuff about transgendered, go and do your research. It’s been around for quite sometime, and will be for as long as we live on this planet earth.

  53. Kathy

    June 10, 2014 at 1:20 am

    Gender identity is not se.xual orientation.
    Gender identity is NOT se.xual orientation.

    Gender and reproductive organs are not mutually exclusive.
    Use proper pronouns.

    Gender dichotomy is a new concept brought over with the Missonaries. So many cultures around the world recognize third or fourth genders because the aristocracy wasn’t trying to mould society into an oppressive utopia.

  54. Toresa

    June 10, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Pure sin. Instead of feeding into the sin WE need to teach what GOD states and try to live according to the HOLY BIBLE and seek HIS precious words for guidance during times of confussion. As humans we all sin but we must repent and try to live as GOD want us to and not what this sinful world says is ok and natural because living for the world will only lead us astray and lost.

    • Jay B

      June 10, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      What bible passages talk about being transgender, exactly? I must have missed that in sunday school.

    • Rina

      June 11, 2014 at 8:57 pm


      Not everybody believes in the ancient fairy tales that you do. Including myself. Therefore, I believe that gender and sexuality are not binary and the variances that define them is what has allowed us to adapt through the millions of years we survived without your holy dogmatic dribble. If you do not have the capacity to think for yourself, then I suggest that you stay off of the computer and go read your bible some more. Gender Dysphoria has been proven to be a real issue supported by the AMA and the APA. Open your mind long enough to understand that, If you can’t then go to hell. Because that is where many transgender people feel that they already are.

  55. Jay B

    June 10, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Maybe recognizing that it’s not something that needs to be fixed or that other people need to “do anything about” is a good start. And then to continue? Respect Jay’s gender identity and stop calling him a her. If you want to be respectful, then respect Jay’s ability to define his own gender identity and stop implying through misgendering and speculation on his background that he’s not “really” a man and that this is a problem that needs to be solved. Trans people aren’t the problem — anti-trans bigotry is.

  56. Virgo tex

    June 10, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Glad this display of hyper-privileged ignorance masquerading as journalism is being called out for what it is. Shame on you Naturally Moi for targeting a vulnerable kid and more shame on you for publishing a bunch of tripe. There’s this word: RESEARCH. You might want to acquaint yourself with it. It’s 2014, not 1950.

  57. Kim

    June 11, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    The sins of all parents falls upon the child. God makes NO mistakes with any of His Creation. What we ALL need to do these and remove generational curses from all our lives and TAKE back what Satan robbed us from. To God be the glory. PRAY!

  58. Pernell Parham

    June 11, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Jennifer, you are right on! In situations like this, the Bible shouldn’t be used. It is filled with contradictions, and if she chooses to be be Deemed a certain way, that is her choice, but look at Chastity, did his mother’s lifestyle influence his lives the choice? There are so many questions to this topic, I just think you are, who you are.

  59. Pernell Parham

    June 11, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    I meant ‘lifestyle’ choice. Damn spell checker!

  60. Msg

    June 15, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Scientifically, homosexuality means death to the human race.
    If we all adopt the homosexuality way of life, eventually,
    there would be no more people on Earth.
    Homosexuals together cannot reproduce. They cannot bare
    children. Without children, the human race will seize to
    exist. How can we support a lifestyle that will eliminate
    the human race?

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    July 13, 2015 at 3:36 am

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