Jazz Jennings

Derick Dillard speaks out against Jazz Jennings: ‘Transgender is a myth’

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Counting On’s Derick Dillard struck out against fellow TLC star 16-year-old Jazz Jennings, and all transgender people in general, on Twitter. “What an oxymoron… a ‘reality,’ show which follows a non-reality,” Derick tweeted. “‘Transgender’ is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it’s ordained by God.” His tweet was reacting to a TLC tweet promoting the […]

Jazz Jennings’ candid discussion about the realities of bottom surgery

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Being a preteen and teenager is an especially difficult time in life, but all the struggles, insecurities and social pressures that everyone goes through must be compounded for a teen experiencing gender dysphoria, and facing massive medical interventions in order to present to the world the way the wish to present. Jazz Jennings is going through all that, but with even more pressure because she’s doing it on reality television and in the headlines. Last week’s episode of I Am Jazz highlighted exactly how complicated and physically taxing gender transition can be, and the complications that can rise when gender transition procedures start at an early age.