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One toy maker is ready to market a transgender teen to schoolchildren with a new doll.
Tonner created the first "transgender" doll on the market in the likeness of transgender teen Jazz Jennings, star of the TLC Show I am Jazz.
"It will be available in July, and I hope that it can place transgender people in a positive light by showing that we are just like all other people (heart emoji). For those asking: the doll is considered to be the first 'transgender' doll because it's based on an individual who is trans. Of course it is still just a regular girl doll because that's exactly what I am: a regular girl! (heart emoji)," Jennings posted to Instagram.
The mainstream media continues to push transgender people into the spotlight. National Geographic and Katie Couric recently did a special on the gender revolution, featuring transgender child Avery Jackson.
According to a recent survey, there are only 1.4 million people in the United States who identify as transgender, which is about .06 of the entire population.
Jessilyn Justice is the director of online news for Charisma. Born and raised in a pastor's family in Alabama, she went to Lee University and the Washington Journalism Center. She's passionate sharing God's goodness through storytelling. Tell her what you think of this story on Twitter @jessilynjustice.
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