But he does remember the acute feeling of triumph when, around age 9, he was finally allowed to cut his hair short. I would ask my mom if I could be someday. After the haircut, strangers finally started perceiving him the way he saw himself, and it felt both right and exciting. The joy was short-lived.
Ellie and Nele: From she to he - and back to she again
My experience living as a transgender woman
LGBTQ people are under attack in state legislatures. Help us fight back. Children are not born knowing what it means to be a boy or a girl; they learn it from their parents, older children and others around them. This learning process begins early. But gender does not simply exist in those binary terms; gender is more of a spectrum, with all individuals expressing and identifying with varying degrees of both masculinity and femininity.
Transgender Man Gives Birth to Healthy Baby, Talks Navigating Pregnancy as a Man
Studies suggest that most people who transition to another gender do not have second thoughts. But after two trans men met and fell in love, their personal gender journeys took an unexpected turn, to a destination neither had foreseen. We have special bodies, and a special connection based on the physical experience we had.
Caroline Miller. The term transgender has been very much in the news over the last several years, but many of us know little about the experience that makes an increasing number of young people say they are the wrong gender, and need to make a change. Young people who are transgender feel powerfully that they wish to be — or are — the other gender. They not only want to dress and act and be accepted as the other gender, but may feel extremely uncomfortable in their bodies, and want to change them, through hormone therapy or surgery, to align with their gender identity.