‘The Walking Dead’ Star Khary Payton Introduces His Transgender Son Karter: This Is His Journey, And I Am Here For It
‘The Walking Dead’s’ Khary Payton has proudly introduced his transgender son Karter to the world. Karter, who was born a female but identifies as male, was the one that encouraged his dad to announce his transition. Khary Payton wrote a heartfelt message about Karter’s transition in an Instagram post stating,
“This my kid. One of the most happy, well-adjusted individuals I’ve ever known. My son, Karter. Karter with a K because it reminded him of my name. He chose it. You see, he was born female but has always identified as a boy. He thought it would be cool if I announced it on social media. I told him that there would be so many supporters but also a lot of jerks who would be harsh. He said, “Yeah, I know about trolls, daddy. I can handle trolls.”Man, there is nothing more beautiful than watching your child feel the joy of exploring what it means to be true to themselves. This is his journey, and I am here for it. I hope you all have the opportunity to feel the unquenchable love that I am feeling right now.”
Karter’s mom and Khary Payton’s wife Stacy Reed Payton also wrote a heartfelt message about Karter’s journey on her Instagram page,
“I am overjoyed to introduce you to my son, Karter. When he was born we thought he was a girl. We were mistaken. He is a boy. A smart, funny, brave, loving, magnificent boy. Karter is so confident in who he is and was thrilled for me to let everyone know that he’s finally living as his true self. As a boy. As my son. As Karter. I am so incredibly proud of him and feel blessed every single day to be his mama.”
Khary is the latest celebrity to make the public move. In February, Dwyane Wade confirmed his 12-year-old daughter Zaya, born son Zion, is also transgender.
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