National Geographic Features Transgender 9-Year-Old

"Gender Revolution"

The final 2016 issue for National Geographic will feature a transgendered 9-year-old boy on its cover in declaration of the "Gender Revolution."

Avery Jackson is a biological male who now identifies as female, and even though he's only in the fourth grade, National Geographic included the following quote on its cover: "The best thing about being a girl is, now I don’t have to pretend to be a boy."

According to HuffPo, the issue will focus on a variety of subjects regarding this so-called "gender revolution."

"The 'Gender Revolution' issue, which hits newsstands nationwide on Dec. 27, examines the 'cultural, social, biological and personal' aspects of gender identity, according to a press release" reports HuffPo. "Features include 'Dangerous Lives of Girls,' which follows the lives of young women in Sierra Leone, and 'Rethinking Gender,' which examines how science can help 'navigate the shifting landscape of gender identity.'"

On Twitter, National Geographic’s Editor-in-Chief Susan Goldberg referred to the issue as "historic." 

"We just published our historic special issue of [National Geographic] on the #GenderRevolution," she boasted.

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