Not everyone has the most supportive parents:
Kathlyn Beatty, 18, is now known as Stephen Ira and is said to be planning a sex-change operation.
According to reports in the U.S., Hollywood veteran Beatty, 73, is 'crushed' by his child's determination to change her gender.
Meanwhile Miss Bening, 52, who starred in American Beauty, is trying to support her daughter as best she can, despite finding the situation heartbreaking.
The National Enquirer reported that the teenager was currently attending college dressed as a man.
Waiting until he turns 18 to come out and live his life as he wants to isn't exactly a sign of the most supportive parents, Update from 12/2011: Stephen Ira contacted me to say he came out at 14.
especially considering the Daily Mail says: