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The Teen Whose Parents Took Out A Birth Announcement After His Transition Says "People Will Always Give You Support"

Updated: Kai Bogert and his mother, Yolanda, have given an interview to Australia's Today show. The advert appeared in the Brisbane Courier Mail.

This image was widely shared on social media on Tuesday morning.

Best Birth Announcement ever. Today's CM. What a wonderful family.

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Best Birth Announcement ever. Today's CM. What a wonderful family.

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The text of the announcement, which appeared in the Brisbane Courier Mail, reads:

A retraction – Bogert –

In 1995 we announced the arrival of our sprogget, Elizabeth Anne, as a daughter. He informs us that we were mistaken. Oops! Our bad. We would now like to present, our wonderful son – Kai Bogert.

Loving you is the easiest thing in the world. Tidy your room.

Update: 4 December 12:09 a.m. GMT: Kai Bogert and his mother have given an interview to Australia's Today show.

In the interview, Bogert said the moment he announced the news of his transition to his mother, Yolanda, was "extremely boring and dull. ... She just went, 'Oh, you're trans? Oh, cool.'"

Yolanda said: "The social media hype's gone crazy but the moment itself wasn't very big. I just wanted to celebrate somehow."

Bogert admitted that, contrary to his mother's order in the newspaper announcement, he hadn't tidied his room yet because he was "still waiting for Ellen to tell me".

He said he'd known about his gender since he was 10 but had been waiting to "find the right moment" to tell his family. "I'm glad that I waited till I finished school because it would be extremely hard to explain it in a school setting," he added.

When asked for advice for anyone else who wishes to make such an announcement, he said: "Wait for the right moment, otherwise the worst can happen – there's always people out there that will give you support."

The full interview is viewable here.

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