Monday, October 20, 2008

A Boy's Life

November 2008 Atlantic

Since he could speak, Brandon, now 8, has insisted that he was meant to be a girl. This summer, his parents decided to let him grow up as one. His case, and a rising number of others like it, illuminates a heated scientific debate about the nature of gender—and raises troubling questions about whether the limits of child indulgence have stretched too far.

by Hanna Rosin

A Boy's Life

transgender child Brandon Simms at age 5 in a Disney princess costume
(Courtesy of the family)

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