Trans kid stages joyful gender reveal for himself in the middle of Pride march

A trans person holding a flag with the trans flag draped over them.

A trans four-year-old told the world he’s a boy in truly heartwarming gender reveal in the middle of Vancouver Pride

Charlie Danger Lloyd popped a blue confetti cannon to announce his gender during the Vancouver Pride Parade on 31 July.

After setting off the cannon with his grandmother by his side, he ran into his proud mother’s arms.

Charlie began expressing his gender from a very young age, his mother Alaina Bourrel, 27, explained in an interview reported by LadBible.

“Charlie started expressing his gender needs just after his second birthday when he started gaining more vocabulary,” she said.

“In the beginning, he would tell us he was ‘growing to look just like daddy’ and ‘I’m a boy’ all day every day.”

His behaviour as a young child suggested he didn’t feel comfortable in his assigned gender. He disliked shopping for so-called girls’ clothes, but was afraid of shopping for clothes marketed at boys.

After Alaina helped Charlie open up about his feelings, he felt confident enough to switch up his style.

Along with a “new wardrobe”, Alaina also made Charlie an appointment at a trans-owned hair salon for a makeover.

‘He wanted a re-do of his first gender reveal’

Soon, Alaina thought back to the gender reveal she had before Charlie was born.

It hadn’t gone to plan – ironically, the pink confetti inside the cannon bought for the party didn’t fire properly.

“When we told him the story, he asked for a re-do with his granny at the Vancouver Pride Parade, so we bought him a smoke cannon and tucked it away for this day,” Alaina explained.

Alaina said she’s faced online harassment for letting her child express himself as he wants, but she has no intention of giving in to the anti-LGBTQ+ naysayers who frequently send her abuse.

Charlie’s social transition began four months ago and, according to his mum, his confidence has skyrocketed – and she couldn’t be happier for him.

Now he has the social capacity to do his “normal kid things”, playing with friends and toys in a comfortably like a child should.