R. Kelly's Daughter Talks Coming Out As Trans & Lesbian: I Was So Scared

R. Kelly's daughter, Jaah Kelly, came out as transgender male four years ago on her then-active Ask.fm account. She named herself "Jay Kelly." Nowadays, however, she has reacquainted her sexuality and is identifying as lesbian. In a new interview with Paper Magazine, Jaah spoke on her sexuality and the personal challenges she's faced. 

"When I posted that video [coming out as trans], I was so scared. When I was younger, I always felt like I had to make a choice. I knew that I was a girl who liked other girls. But because of what I was taught, I felt like the only way you could like another girl is if you were a boy." 

"I identify as a lesbian, I know I like girls, but that’s as far as I’ll go to label myself...It’s up to you how you see me. Either way, I don’t care. I stand in my truth, and why does my truth need a label?"

Anyone interested can catch her Paper Magazine interview here



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