April 10, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — A Massachusetts grandmother said she cries herself to sleep every night because her lesbian daughter is determined to turn her 10-year-old grandson into a “girl,” she told the Christian Post last month.
The 57-year-old grandmother, who told her story on the condition of anonymity, has been estranged from her daughter for two years after the latter insisted she go along with the transition and treat her grandson Jack as Jacquelyn.
“I will never affirm this idea,” the grandmother told the Christian Post.
“There is nothing that will ever change my mind… And that doesn’t stop me from loving them. I mean, I love my daughter. I love my grandson. But wrong is wrong. I can’t and won’t try to convince myself of something that is not true.”
The situation has caused the trauma her own sexual abuse as a child to resurface, the grandmother said, because what is happening to her grandson, who was scheduled to go on puberty-blockers when he was nine, is similar.
She also believes that her grandson would not be so confused if he had “not spent his formative years” watching his mother’s lesbian “spouse” transition to a male.
Her daughter “married” a lesbian in Maine in 2013 when Jack was just four, the grandmother related.
Seven months after the “wedding,” the daughter’s female “spouse” decided she was a man, changed her name, and began taking testosterone. The lesbian couple split up last year and share custody of the child.
Jack began telling his grandmother he was Jacquelyn at age seven, when his mother began packing feminine clothes for him to wear. The mother also declared on Facebook Jack was set for puberty-blockers when he turned nine.
Although the grandmother wasn’t familiar with transgenderism and wanted what was best for her grandson, her research soon had her “horrified” at what was in store for him.
She and her daughter were at loggerheads over the situation until February 2017, when the grandmother didn’t dress Jack in a summer frock his mother packed for him because it was too cold. The mother has kept Jack away from his grandmother ever since.
Before the final blowout, the grandmother and her husband went to see a social worker in May 2016 at their daughter’s request.
The social worker was kind and gracious at the initial meeting, but categorical when the grandparents, along with their daughter and her lesbian “spouse,” came to her office a month later.
“Your granddaughter does not think she is a girl. She is a girl,” the social worker declared.
“I started screaming at her and said ‘No, that's not true,’” the grandmother said, then she turned and shouted at her daughter’s transgender “spouse”: “My grandson is no more a girl than you’re a guy.”
At her daughter’s suggestion, she also tried to watch the TLC reality show I Am Jazz, based on transgender “girl” Jazz Jennings, but found it so repulsive she made it through only two episodes before texting her daughter: “You let my grandson watch that crap? He's 7 years old. And you let him watch that crap?”
The grandmother’s growing realization of the dangers of puberty-blockers prompted her to express her outrage and disgust on Facebook and connect on Twitter with others in similar circumstances.
She also lost friends who insisted she go along with the transition.
She misses her grandson and is deeply worried he will suffer harmful and irreversible long-term effects from experimental medical treatment, not to mention psychological and emotional distress. “I cry myself to sleep every night thinking about it,” she said.
She also has taken to drink and has suicidal thoughts.
“I don’t think I could kill myself, but I just want to die. This has destroyed me so much I just want to die,” she told the Christian Post.
“And then I think about my husband, and I think about my other grandchild, and I pick myself up and go on another day.”
As for parents who think their child might be gender-confused, the grandmother says don’t take it too seriously.
“Let your kid be a kid,” she said “Don’t take them to any gender clinic. They don’t need therapy at that age. They need to just be allowed to play.”