- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 3, 2014

In a show of support for her transgender son, an Australian mother has taken out a newspaper ad to retract a birth announcement that labeled her son a girl 19 years ago.

Yolanda Bogert, of Jimboomba, took out the ad in the birth section of Australia’s Courier-Mail newspaper for her son who came out as transgender last week, The Huffington Post reported.

“A retraction – Bogert,” the ad began. “In 1995 we announced the arrival of our sprogget, Elizabeth Anne, as a daughter. He informs us that we were mistaken. Oops! Our bad. We would now like to present, our wonderful son – Kai Bogert. Loving you is the easiest thing in the world. Tidy your room.”


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The light-hearted post went viral after it was tweeted Monday by a Queensland resident and then retweeted nearly 5,000 times, The Post reported.

Ms. Bogert told The Courier-Mail Tuesday that placing the ad was “a no-brainer.”



“I needed to show my son I support him 100 percent and wanted to let the world know that,” she said.

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