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#TransVisible: Ken Ballard
Posted on July 4, 2017 at 10:10 am

 Today’s #TransTuesday features Ken Ballard. Ken and Melissa Ballard of Little Elm fought for their son during the 85th Legislative Session. Their child, a 14-year-old transgender boy Ashur has attempted suicide twice while coming to terms with being transgender and the anxiety about telling his parents and being accepted. He is now living his authentic self and his parents love him unconditionally, but it has been a difficult journey.
 
Ash’s father Ken Ballard says, “I would rather have my son be alive than bury my daughter.” He accepted his child as being a transgender boy and as a parent has given him the unconditional love every child deserves.
 
Watch this video and share this post with the hashtag #TransVisible.