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Nikki, 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. 

Nikki said star “chose” to call her daddy by calling her “dada”. Nikki dresses 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.”

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Nikki 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.”

“He loves wearing leggings and, because of his name, he loves clothes with star patterns on.

“He loves Barbie dolls, dressing up and fairies – but he also likes toys considered as boys’, such as cars.

“We use the words “he” and “him” but don’t make any kind of big deal out of him being one sex or the other.”

Louise started living as a woman a year before Star was born, but…

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