"I was worried that you liked me as a girl"

Gabe Lopez is a young transgender boy. Born with female genitalia, he always felt deep inside that he was a boy. He began to transition socially at the age of 7, when he convinced his parents to let him get his hair cut short in the “mohawk” style he had always wanted and started exclusively wearing boy’s clothing. Listen to this StoryCorp podcast of Gabe and his mother talking about their family’s experience.

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LISTEN to StoryCorps: Chris López and Gabe López


StoryCorps. (2016, May 1). Chris López and Gabe López [Audio Podcast]. https://storycorps.org/listen/chris-and-gabe-lopez-160501/

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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