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Walking Dead's Khary Payton Introduces Transgender Son Karter

Walking Dead's Khary Payton Introduces Transgender Son Karter

The Walking Dead star Khary Payton, who portrays King Ezekial in the AMC show, has introduced his son Karter to the world.

“This my kid. One of the most happy, well-adjusted individuals I’ve ever known. My son, Karter. Karter with a K because it reminded him of my name. He chose it. You see, he was born female but has always identified as a boy,” Khary tweeted in a now viral thread on Twitter.

Khary explained that Karter wanted him to post his story, saying, “He thought it would be cool if I announced it on social media. I told him that there would so many supporters but also a lot of jerks who would be harsh. He said, ‘Yeah, I know about trolls, daddy. I can handle trolls.’”

“Man, there is nothing more beautiful than watching your child feel the joy of exploring what it means to be true to themselves. This is his journey, and I am here for it. I hope you all have the opportunity to feel the unquenchable love that I am feeling right now,” Khary added.

Khary revealed Karter‘s story the same day that the Supreme Court made a historic ruling for LGBTQ individuals.

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