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Khaled Hosseini praises daughter for being transgender

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Bestselling writer Khaled Hosseini took to social media on Tuesday to have a good time his 21-year-old daughter for popping out as transgender.

In a touching Instagram post, the “Kite Runner” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns” writer praised his daughter, Haris, for instructing him and their household “a lot about bravery,” “reality” and “what it means to stay authentically.”

“I’ve identified about Haris’ journey since final 12 months and I’ve watched her navigate some very attempting private occasions,” he wrote.

“Transitioning is such a sophisticated endeavor—emotionally, bodily, socially, psychologically—however Haris has met every problem with grace, persistence, and knowledge. As a father, I’ve by no means been prouder of her. I’m delighted to now haven’t one however two stunning daughters. Most of all, I’m impressed by Haris’ fearlessness, her braveness to share with the world her true self.”

On Twitter, LGBTQ media advocacy group GLAAD shared an abridged version of Hosseini’s assertion, together with a coronary heart and a transgender-flag emoji. Haris, whose social media pages are set to non-public, additionally responded to her father’s remarks on Instagram with a purple coronary heart emoji.

Within the feedback sections of each his Twitter and Instagram posts, many lauded Hosseini for being a loving and accepting father, whereas different dad and mom of trans children echoed his present of gratitude. In response to his official writer bio, Hosseini lives in Northern California along with his spouse, Roya, and two daughters, Haris and Farah.

“I do know this course of was painful for [Haris], fraught with grief and nervousness. She is sober to the cruelty trans persons are subjected to each day. However she is robust and undaunted,” Hosseini continued in his submit.

“I like my daughter. I will probably be by her aspect each step of the way in which, as will our household. We stand behind her. It’s a privilege to look at her enter the world as the gorgeous, smart, and sensible girl that she is. Could God bless her.”