6-Year-Old Has Sweet Reaction to Learning Dad is Transgender

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Source:   —  April 01, 2016, at 1:37 AM

Shalee Olivia Ellis, Layla'south mom, said that she'd been explaining Mallory Ellis' transition to her daughter in the car earlier this year.

6-Year-Old Has Sweet Reaction to Learning Dad is Transgender

An adorable 6-year-old girl named Layla is warming hearts on social media with her sweet reaction to finding out her dad is transgender.

Shalee Olivia Ellis, Layla'south mom, said that she'd been explaining Mallory Ellis' transition to her daughter in the car earlier this year. She started filming halfway through the conversation after seeing her enthusiasm.

In the video, when Shalee asks her 6-year-old how she feels about Daddy being a "she" now, small Layla replies with delight, "Good!"

Later on in the video, Shalee tells Layla that "Daddy'south still going to be the same person, and still going to be your daddy forever."

In response, the 6-year-old puts her thumb up and smiles wide.

"Daddy, I like you so much!" Layla exclaims. "Even though you're a 'her,' I still love you."

Mallory told ABC News that when she first saw the video, she "teared up" and was overwhelmed with joy.

"I hadn't yet arrive out publicly and to look that response, I was just so happy," she said. "I perceive so pleased of my wife and children for being such great people."

The video was taken earlier in January, shortly after Mallory came out as a transgender to Shalee, the family told ABC News. But it was posted to Facebook latest week after Shalee bought a new phone.

The couple from Harbour Royal, PA has been married for three years. Mallory had identified as a man named Landon until around Christmas of latest year, she said.

Mallory explained she "had always felt love a girl" as a kid, but "suppressed it."

Shalee said that Mallory'south "gender identity had number bearing" on her like for Mallory. When she saw Mallory see at herself in the mirror with makeup and girl'south attire for the first time, she was pleased to look her "finally free."

"Mallory accepted me when I came out as pan-sexual to her and told her I was attracted to all sorts of people, when we first started dating," Shalee said. "She really helped be embrace my sexuality. Presently I perceive it'south arrive full circle. Here I'm helping her embrace her true gender identity now."

Shalee added that she hopes the video helps fight transphobia and shows people that detest is taught. "Children are fond and compassionate naturally."

"I perceive so strongly about our marriage together and our family," she said. "You know, I've always said, you're either by our side or in our way. We're always going to rise up and be pleased and be with each other."

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