Trans man goes viral after friends throw ‘it’s a boy’ gender change party
Corey Walker hopes others will follow their example.
A transgender man has gone viral after his friend’s threw him an “it’s a boy” party to celebrate him starting hormone replacement therapy – and he hopes it will encourage others to show support to people who are transitioning.
Friends of Corey Walker, who is transitioning to male, decorated the party with paraphernalia usually seen at a baby shower and syringes filled with drink, in reference to his testosterone injections.
Photos of the party posted to Twitter by the 27-year-old have been shared thousands of times, with his initial tweet receiving more than 55,000 likes and hundreds of messages of support.
These are the gender reveal parties I want more of. Congratulations!— nice (@blowticious) May 26, 2018
this party is so cute and wholesome i actually teared up because of how supportive and fun your friends are 💙— gothicc (@__caitlinmay) May 26, 2018
TRUE FRIENDS https://t.co/zUGEZkuaOv— michelle visage (@michellevisage) May 27, 2018
“I actually came up with the idea a few years ago when my partner at the time came out as trans,” Corey, from Florida, told the Press Association. “I thought it would be a cute surprise for him to come home to after he went to the doctor to get his first shot of testosterone.
“My friends thought I deserved the same for me and they went all out! We even had syringes filled with Jell-O shots!”
My friends threw me an "it's a boy" party to celebrate me starting testosterone. I'm blessed af to have so much support!!! pic.twitter.com/EcFWzg2rbO— Corey (@cdubya18) May 25, 2018
“I hope others see this idea and use it for their trans friends,” added Corey. “It makes everything so much easier and better when you have support!