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Khaled Hosseini praises daughter for being transgender

Bestselling author Khaled Hosseini took to social media on Tuesday to celebrate his 21-year-old daughter for coming out as transgender.

In a touching Instagram post, the ‘Kite Runner’ and ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ author praised his daughter Haris for teaching him and her family “so much about bravery,” “truth,” and “what it means, authentically.” to live”. ”

“I’ve known about Haris’ journey for the last year and have watched her go through very difficult personal times,” he wrote.

“Transition is such a complicated endeavor – emotionally, physically, socially, psychologically – but Haris has met every challenge with grace, patience and wisdom. As a father, I’ve never been prouder of her. I am happy to now have not just one, but two beautiful daughters. What inspires me the most is Haris’ fearlessness, her courage to share her true self with the world.”

On Twitter, the LGBTQ media advocacy organization GLAAD shared an abridged version of Hosseini’s statement, along with a heart and a transgender flag emoji. Haris, whose social media pages are set to private, also responded to her father’s comments on Instagram with a red heart emoji.

In the comments on his Twitter and Instagram posts, many praised Hosseini for being a loving and accepting father, while others are parents of trans children echoed his gratitude. According to his official author biography, Hosseini lives in Northern California with his wife, Roya, and their two daughters, Haris and Farah.

“I know this process was painful [Haris], full of sadness and fear. She is sober about the cruelty that trans people face on a daily basis. But she is strong and fearless,” Hosseini continued in his post.

“I love my daughter. I will be by her side every step of the way, as will our family. We stand behind her. It is a privilege to see her step forward as the beautiful, wise and brilliant woman that she is world is coming. May God bless them.”

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Sarah Ridley

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