Transgender - Living in Someone Else's Body

lesbian, gay, transgender

As long as I've known Peter, I've known there is something different about him, and this isn't a cliché. Ask him. When we talked about writing this blog post he said, "I remember when I first met you. We joked about me thinking there was something different and you said there was but I should be whomever I want to be. You were really cool about it." Back then Peter was Kaleigh, to the naked eye, one would think she was a tomboy, she wasn't. Frankly, standing in my kitchen cooking with her, I thought she was homosexual and thought nothing of it. She said she was a boy, there was no doubt about it. It didn't matter to me, and I told her; she could be an elephant for all I cared, she is a great kid.

Over the years, Kaleigh has morphed into Peter. It wasn't as difficult for me as it was for him - I still slip up and call him 'her'; sometimes we joke about it and other times I just try to stay on the straight and narrow and give him a break. It's not easy being transgender. There are lots of definitions on the web, according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

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