By Barney Riley via SWNS
Watch the sweet moment a four-year-old officially announced to the world HE IS A BOY in a gender reveal at Vancouver Pride Parade.
Canadian Charlie Danger Lloyd Canada was assigned female at birth but expressed different gender needs from a very young age.
With support from his family, Charlie has been able to come out to the world as a boy.
Footage shows the moment Charlie - with his grammy - fired off a confetti cannon which filled the area with blue smoke.
Mom Alaina Bourrel, 27, said: "We had held a gender reveal before Charlie was born and the smoke didn't work 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.
"Once they closed the road, Charlie strutted out with Grammy and they faced the sidelines and after a short struggle, the cannon exploded with blue smoke and biodegradable confetti.
"Charlie jumped with joy as the crowd cheered him on. He couldn't believe the love and support he was shown from the bystanders."
The four-year-old started expressing different gender needs at the age of two.
Alaina, a small business owner, said: "Charlie started expressing his gender needs just after his second birthday when he started gaining more vocabulary.
"In the beginning, he would tell us he was 'growing to look just like daddy' and 'I'm a boy' all day every day.
"He wasn't your typical little girl. He would play with other boys and the parents would say he was more of a boy than their own children.
"We thought nothing of it until the end of 2021, almost two years later."
Around Christmas 2021, when Charlie started to change. He didn't feel comfortable shopping in shops marketed for girls and wanted to get his hair cut.
"He refused to shop in the girl's section but was too nervous to shop in the boys.
"After lots of expressing his feelings and emotions with me, he decided that he wanted a new wardrobe so we set out to find our new style.
"After about a month of feeling confident in his new clothes, he asked us to get his hair cut so we made an appointment with Lia at Big Bros Barbershop, a trans-owned and operated salon in East Vancouver.
"They understood the assignment and gave Charlie the best experience that one would ask for.
"After leaving the salon that afternoon Charlie was a completely new child."
After making changes to his wardrobe and his appearance, his confidence went through the roof.
Alaina added: "His happiness said a million words and it was the first time in his life that I had seen him confident in his own skin.
"We are four months since he began his social transition now.
"He is still a normal kid that does completely normal little kid things like play with Lego, uses his creativity and learns to ride his bike."
Charlie has had a supportive group of family and friends around him during his social transition but mom Alaina has been in the firing line from some.
She said: "The only support that Charlie has needed so far is just the love and support he has received from his friends and family.
"Charlie has received the most pure love and support from his family and friends.
"His choices were not questioned and he was congratulated and everyone began using new pronouns."
Despite the loving family and friends, people online and on social media have not been as supportive and friendly, resulting in Alaina being subject to abuse online.
Alaina added: "I have definitely received criticism and hate from other moms on social media.
"I've been called a pedophile, groomer and rapist when I have only shown the utmost support to my children."
Alaina explained that it was no different to raising any other child and appreciated the support from those in their inner circle.
"We are so lucky to have the circle that we do."
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