Meet the family where mum is dad, dad is mum and son, 4, is brought up as ...

Nikki, Louise and Star Cloud DravenJacqui Deevoy mediaNikki, Louise and Star Cloud Draven are Britain’s first gender fluid family

Nikki and Louise Braven said they do not want their son Star Cloud to get “hung up” on being a boy. 

Louise was born a man but is having hormone treatment to transform into a woman, while Nikki was born a woman but identifies as both male and female. 

Star views Louise as his mother, although she is her biological father, and Nikki as his father, although she is his birth mother. 

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Nikki said star “chose” to call her daddy by calling her “dada”. Nikki as a man on some days and wears high heels, lipstick and a bra on others. 

Louise, 31, said: “Neither of us gets hung up on the gender we were born as.

“We don't want our child constrained by that either. We're just an ordinary family being who we want to be.”

Nikki, Louise and Star Cloud DravenJacqui Deevoy mediaNikki and Louise do not want their four-year-old son to get ‘hung up’ on being a boy

We never tell Star he's a boy, we tell him he can be whatever he wants

Nikki Braven

Star, who likes to wear make-up, paint his nails and play with dolls, wears both girls’ and boys’ clothes. The four-year-old said he might grow up to be a man or a woman. 

Former pub bouncer Nikki, 30, said: “We want to give him the confidence to be who he wants – growing up, we didn't have that.

“We never tell Star he's a boy, we tell him he can be whatever he wants. We don't buy gender specific toys or clothes and we let him choose what he wears. Pink is one of his favourite colours.”

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