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Avery Jackson: Photos And Facts About 9-Year-Old Who Is National Geographic’s First Transgender Cover

Avery Jackson: Photos And Facts About 9-Year-Old Who Is National Geographic’s First Transgender Cover
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Avery Jackson: Photos And Facts About 9-Year-Old Who Is National Geographic’s First Transgender Cover

Some members of the LGBT community all over the world are making breakthroughs and achieving “firsts” in different areas. One of them is Avery Jackson, the first transgender who made it on the cover of the prestigious National Geographic magazine.

Nine-year-old Jackson from Kansas City is the personality on National Geographic‘s January 2017 issue. Jackson, a transgender girl, is one of 80 or so nine-year-olds whose aim is to tell their stories on gender.

Children and Gender Issues

This particular issue would focus on how the concept of gender influences the lives of children worldwide. For this series, the magazine scoured the globe in search of moving stories of children and gender.

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“She has lived as an openly transgender girl since age 5, and she captured the complexity of the conversation around gender. Today, we’re not only talking about gender roles for boys and girls—we’re talking about our evolving understanding of people on the gender spectrum,” the magazine wrote, explaining why they put a transgender girl on their cover.

Children of the World

Nat Geo explained that they chose Jackson’s pictures because she exemplifies and “summed up the concept of Gender Revolution’.” For this issue, the magazine toured eight countries to gather stories on the subject.

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But the magazine admitted that this did not come without repercussion. Many sectors have expressed displeasure over the decision. In fact, some have warned of withdrawing their subscriptions following the bold move.

Meanwhile, Debi Jackson, Avery’s mom, confirmed the news on her Twitter account last week. Debi said she was surprised upon learning the news, saying she could barely type.

The January 2017 where Avery is on the cover page will be sold in major bookstores and magazine shops worldwide.

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About Jereco Paloma

Jereco is a registered psychometrician by profession and a practicing psychotrauma therapist who writes for a living. He has been writing for different news organizations in the past six years. Follow him for the freshest news on Health and Science, the US Elections, and World Politics.

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