60 Minutes meets a remarkable US family in which both mother and son underwent gender reassignment -and the family is staying together.
It took teenager Corey Maison enormous courage to publicly declare she was trapped in the wrong body; that her mind didn’t match her anatomy. She was born a boy, but since early childhood has felt like a girl. She experienced traumatic and lonely years of confusion and frustration but now, 15-year-old Corey is physically transitioning into a young woman. And she no longer feels so alone because her mother Erica has now also identified as transgender and is becoming a man, Eric. In what is thought to be a world first, in the Maison household mother and son are on their way to being father and daughter. And as Tara Brown reports, the rest of this very modern family are supporting Corey and Eric all the way, even though there are now two fathers and no sons.
Reporter: Tara Brown
Producers: Ali Smith, Michelle Tapper
Age of Anxiety
It’s perfectly normal to have occasional moments where we feel nervous or worried, even a little fearful sometimes. But what about when those anxious feelings completely overwhelm and consume a person? It can be debilitating and in some cases life-threatening. In Australia today there is an epidemic of anxiety. It’s not understood and it’s not talked about, but this year a staggering two million people will suffer from this crippling condition. However, as Peter Overton discovers in this 60 Minutes special report, there is hope: ground-breaking new research in Western Australia may hold the key to future treatments, while in Victoria one of man’s best friends is proving a real life-saver.
Reporter: Peter Overton
Producer: Jo Townsend
8:30pm Sunday on Nine.