R. Kelly’s Son Comes Out as Transgender

Photo from Instagram.

Photo from Instagram.

R. Kelly’s youngest son, Jay, came out as transgender this week via a post on his ask.fm page. Born Jaya, Jay says his news was welcomed by his mother, but his father, who he describes as a “deadbeat,” is unaware. More from Queerty:

“[My mom] was like, ‘Baby, you know I love you if you were bi, gay, [lesbian], you name it and I would still love you so much,’” he told an inquirer, according to In Touch. “She was very proud of me, I was like, ‘Thank you mum for accepting the fact that I’m a transgender.’”


“And same with my sister, she told me that she was proud of me, and respects me by calling me handsome and calling me her little brother now, and I love her for that, so you know it was great for me.”

Last night, Jay wrote that his depression is just “one of the things that come with being transgender.” “It’s complicated,” he writes, “you cry, ALOT.”

Many best wishes on your journey, Jay!

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