My Daughter Became My Son

Yesterday, Chastity Bono’s rep announced that Chastity is getting a sex change. Momlogic spoke with Fran Cassata, a New York mother whose 15-year-old daughter, Sarah, lives as a boy, for some insight.

momlogic: When did you start to question your daughter’s gender or sexuality?

Fran: When Sarah was very young. I must have realized she was gay when she was 9 or 10. I think it’s because she was a tomboy, her style of clothing, her way of carrying herself, her mannerisms, and the way she walked. I would try to have her sit like a lady, but she would say, “I don’t know how to do that.” I tried to teach her to sit with her knees together and her ankles crossed, but she couldn’t grasp that.