To the sound of thunderous praise from the Left, National Geographic has decided to bring in the New Year by celebrating a nine-year-old boy's sexual confusion.

The magazine's special "Gender Revolution" issue features a cover photo of Avery Jackson, a biologically male elementary student, as seen below.

"The best thing about being a girl is, now I don’t have to pretend to be a boy," reads the caption, a quote from the fourth grader.

"The 'Gender Revolution' issue, which hits newsstands nationwide on Dec. 27, examines the 'cultural, social, biological and personal' aspects of gender identity, according to a press release. Features include 'Dangerous Lives of Girls,' which follows the lives of young women in Sierra Leone, and 'Rethinking Gender,' which examines how science can help 'navigate the shifting landscape of gender identity,'" notes The Huffington Post.

National Geographic’s Editor-in-Chief Susan Goldberg boasted of the issue via Twitter, calling it "historic."

"We just published our historic special issue of [National Geographic] on the #GenderRevolution," bragged Goldberg.

But as the Left hyperventilates over their own self-deemed tolerance and goodness, the truth remains that transgenderism is a mental disorder, with real-life repercussions to real people -- not virtue signaling props.

As previously noted by The Daily Wire, studies show that the rate of children who grow out of their sexual confusion about their identity by adulthood is upward of 80 percent. Scores of children who were taken as victim by the “transgender cult” have shared their tragic stories with the world, warning against capitulation to the condition which often proves permanently damaging.

"I am a real, live 22-year-old woman, with a scarred chest and a broken voice, and five o'clock shadow because I couldn’t face the idea of growing up to be a woman, that’s my reality," said Cari Stella, a de-transition woman blogger, who is one of those now telling of her heartbreaking reality after transgender therapies and surgery. "Gender was done to me, gender was traumatizing to me, I don't want anything to do with it anymore. ... It can be damn hard to figure out that the treatment you're being told is to help you is actually making your mental health worse. Testosterone made me even more dissociated than I already was."

A recent National Center for Transgender Equality survey, which looked at the largest sampling of transgender people ever, found widespread mental instability among the trans community, a stunning 40 percent of trans people having attempted suicide, compared to just 4.6 percent of the general population. In other words, people who suffer from gender dysphoria are more than eight times more likely than non-transgenders to try to kill themselves.

Although transgenderism is not backed by science and leaves real scars on real people, the left will continue to mainstream the disorder and brand all those who hesitate to join their cult as intolerant bigots. As we all know, facts are irrelevant to the Left.