LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3)– A Louisville mom’s gender reveal photo shoot for her transgender son has gone viral.
Heather Lundberg Green told WAVE 3 news that every year for her child’s birthday, she writes a tribute post on Facebook. This year’s tribute has been shared over 15,000 times.
Her son, 20-year-old Adrian Brown, told her and his younger brother that he was transgender in September 2018.
She told WAVE 3 that she didn’t want to just show acceptance for her son, she wanted to celebrate him.
“There was no rule book for what a mom is supposed to do when their child comes to them and says, ‘This is my truth,’” Lundberg Green told WAVE 3. “This was just uncharted territory. And as much as I was wanting to support him, I was also wanting him to know that it wasn’t just acceptance, or that I was going to put up with him — I was going to celebrate it.”
She did so by taking a new trend, gender reveals, and doing it for Brown’s 20th birthday.
The pictures include some of Lundberg Green in a fake baby bump and one with Brown swaddled like a newborn.
“I thought this was sort of a struggle I had to do by myself,” Brown told WAVE 3. “It’s really heartwarming to see there are so many people out there who share the same story that I do and are so supportive of a complete stranger. And it gives me a lot of hope.”
The photos, which the family says happened on a whim, have now been seen around the world.