It took my mother two years to be able to look at me without crying after I transitioned. This was in 2004, and I had little hope that the world at large would ever regard me as a full human being. The first time she picked me up from the tiny regional airport she didn’t recognize me, and when she did looked away with the tears brimming at her lashes.
"How My Mom Learned to Love Her Son" is from the January 27, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Tennessee Jones and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.