The story of Jazz, an 11-year-old
transgender girl, is the subject of the documentary I Am Jazz: A
Family in Transition, which premieres Sunday on Oprah Winfrey's
OWN will broadcast the film immediately
following the premiere of Being Chaz, which follows
author-activist Chaz Bono and his girlfriend Jennifer Elia as they
share their lives post Chaz's gender reassignment. The film also
looks at the controversy that surrounded his decision to compete on
ABC's Dancing with the Stars.
Bono proposes marriage to girlfriend Jennifer Elia in
In an interview with gay glossy The
Advocate, Jazz said she has always identified as a girl.
“Ever since I was able to express
myself, I always referred to myself as a girl,” Jazz said. “I
went for the Barbies and the dresses and would avoid the boy toys.
When I was 2, my mom would say, 'Good boy' and I would say, 'No,
mommy. Good girl.'”
Jazz added that she fears puberty:
“Ever since I was younger I had nightmares about growing facial
hair and having hair all over my body. Now that the time has come
where this situation might occur, I'm getting nervous and desperate
to take hormones to prevent puberty from happening.”