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Advice to parents and friends of transgender individuals

Listen with an open mind and heart.

Our son is transgender. We welcomed him into the world 26 years ago as a daughter, but he is now our son. What does that mean? Three years ago he had surgery to give himself a more masculine body.

Two years ago he began hormone treatment, which led to male puberty.

He changed his name from Emily to Jeremy and asked that we use male pronouns. We are proud of him and love him.

Hillary Clinton names Tim Kaine as her running mate

Hillary Clinton with Senator Tim Kaine

WASHINGTON ― Hillary Clinton has picked Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) to be her vice presidential running mate, tapping the popular former governor of a swing state over several more liberal picks on her short list.