May 25, 2016 at 10:24 am EDT | by Staff reports
Prominent journalist writes about trans son
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LAS VEGAS — A prominent political reporter in Nevada has written about his transgender son’s transition.

Jon Ralston wrote on May 23 that his son Jake began taking testosterone about six months ago “to begin the process of becoming who she really is.”

“This week, Maddy went to court, bravely told a judge why she wanted to be a male and wanted her birth certificate changed, too,” wrote Jon Ralston, referring to his son by his birth name. “After the hearing, when it was finally real, when he called me, I don’t think I have ever heard my kid sound so happy. And he wanted the story told.”

“When I get home later this week, I will see someone officially named Jake Ralston for the first time,” he added. “And one thing I know for certain: It will be love at first sight.”

Jon Ralston published his piece less than a month after SAVE, a South Florida LGBT advocacy group, released a PSA that features U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), her husband and their trans son, Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen.

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