Meet Elijah/Esther

Elijah/Esther describes their personal journey toward acceptance of a gender-fluid identity: “Some days I am male, some days I am female, some days I am neither; some days I am both.”

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Read more of Elijah/Esther's story in this collection of stories about transgender persons published in the New York Times.

Meet Elijah/Esther

Gender Identity Gender identity icon Our core sense of who we are as a man, a woman, a mixture of both, or neither.

Gender Expression Gender expression icon How we show up in the world through choices like clothing, hair style, mannerisms or tone of voice.

Attraction attraction icon How we feel toward others sexually, romantically and/or emotionally.

Biological Sex Biological sex icon Physical attributes such as reproductive organs and genitalia, chromosomes, genes and hormone levels.

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