Shayne

I would say i started realizing i didn’t relate to my birth in my early teens. I never wore the typical girl clothes or played with the usual girl toys. Like, Follow, Share!

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Rien

I’ve always been a tomboy. From elementary school on, any time I picked my own clothes they were always oversized and typically from the boys department. Like, Follow, Share!

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Robyn

It was around 4 or 5 I didn’t really for into my gender and being that I lived mainly with my nieces and aunt’s I never truly had male leadership in my life. Like, Follow, Share!

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Ollie

I think it’s something I always knew, but I didn’t necessarily have words for it. Like, Follow, Share!

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Oliver

Well, my birth gender is nonbinary. I know that some people may feel differently, but I’ve heard from lots of other trans people who agree that terms such as “birth gender” tend to add to the stigma that we “choose” to be trans. Like, Follow, Share!

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Dana

There were signs when I was younger that, when I look back, are ‘no-duh’ moments, such as I loved playing with dolls, or dressing as a femme elf at my 2nd grade Halloween (tights and all!). Like, Follow, Share!

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Jackson

I first realized it when I was around 10 or 11, it was 4th of July and I was buying fireworks with my grandparents. Like, Follow, Share!

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Gina

I would say as far back as I could start remembering things, so probably around 3 years old.   Like, Follow, Share!

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Randi

When I look back on my life I’ve always been a boy at heart and always thought of myself as male but it took me until I was 26 to finally come to terms with what I felt and stopped hiding. Like, Follow, Share!

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Alex

Up until 3rd grade (about age 8), I thought I was a boy for all intents and purposes.  My parents were open minded, and had always let me have a short haircut, wear boys clothes, and play with G.I. Joe instead of Barbie. Like, Follow, Share!

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Darius

My relation to masculinity and subsequent lack of relation to femininity was definitely more of a waveform than a straight-line Like, Follow, Share!

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Chris

This one is easy.  My very first memories of my childhood start around the age of 4, when I would pray/wish every night that I would wake up the next day with a penis and become a boy. Like, Follow, Share!

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Madison

When did you realize you didn’t relate to your birth gender? When i was 5 years old. Like, Follow, Share!

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Ayden

Looking back at my life I’ve always been a little boy but it took me until i was 19 to realize who i was. Like, Follow, Share!

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Jennifer

When I was 3 years old I had the idea that at some point in everyone’s life they got to choose which gender they wanted to be, and I knew that I wanted to be a girl more then anything.  Like, Follow, Share!

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Jase

I was about 5 or 6. I remember standing in my bathroom tub looking at my body and exploring its features. Like, Follow, Share!

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Bryan

I don’t know if I would ever say I never related to my birth gender. I kind of just grew into my truth if that makes sense. Like, Follow, Share!

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Logan

I always thought I was a boy when I was very young.  My sister Kelly is 18 months younger than me and looking back I truly thought I was a boy and she was a girl.  Like, Follow, Share!

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Riley

The best discourse I ever heard for how I felt, was, “it’s not like I’m trapped in the wrong body, I’m trapped in other people’s perceptions about my body”. Like, Follow, Share!

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Cai

Spring 2009 was when I had the terminology for how I felt. I think that I had known for a while before then. Like, Follow, Share!

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Elise

When I was about 14, I was in my 2nd queer relationship, and I realized I was never going to feel comfortable identifying as a lesbian. Like, Follow, Share!

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Shane

I’m not sure that there was ever one perfect lightbulb moment. Like, Follow, Share!

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Gabby

I realized i was a different at a very young age. i was around 5 years old and all i wanted to do was play with girl things and and be identified as female. Like, Follow, Share!

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Kayden

I think I was about four or five years old when someone said “you can’t do that, you’re a girl!” That’s when I knew things were different, but I really didn’t know what that meant. Like, Follow, Share!

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Autumn

The earliest memory I have of not relating to my birth gender is around age 5 during Sunday School. Like, Follow, Share!

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Nick

I started noticing at a very young age that I was different than most other children. As long as I can remember, I’ve always been attracted to females. Like, Follow, Share!

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Caroline

Growing up I didn’t necessarily understand any particular concepts of gender; I have two brothers (I’m the middle child) and didn’t do any stereotypically ‘feminine’ activities. Like, Follow, Share!

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Emersyn Io

I do relate to the gender I was assigned at birth in the sense that I identify as a woman. But what it means to be a woman, and what that means to me specifically, has changed a great deal over time. Like, Follow, Share!

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Linh Duong

When did you realize you don’t relate to your birth gender? I grew up in a very conservative/Vietnamese household where the standard was long beautiful black hair, tiny frame, and dresses… all of which didn’t suit me at all. Being feminine just didn’t make sense to me. I neglected any Barbies that were bought for

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Jaden Remy

When did you realize you don’t relate to your birth gender? When I look back on it now, look through my childhood photos, think about the toys I played with, I don’t think I ever related to being female. My hair was also short, I loved boy clothes and you would never catch me with

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Sydney

When did you realize you don’t relate to your birth gender? I guess it started when I was around 5-6 years old. I don’t really have many memories of my childhood, but I always remember feeling different. I knew I was a “girl” but I never really wanted to hang out with the girls or

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James De La Vega

When did you realize you didn’t relate to your birth gender? I was really young. Probably 6 or 7. I never wanted to be in dresses, or play with “girls” toys. I desperately begged for Legos and action figures. Teachers would stop me from playing with boys toys. They would tell me you’re a girl,

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Mur Ph

When did you realize you don’t relate to your birth gender? I had a ton of moments when I was little that things just didn’t quite feel right, but I didn’t have the language or the knowledge to explain it or even give it a name. It was the 90s and I was a wee

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Tee Gee

When did you realize you didn’t relate to your birth gender? This is a loaded question, lol. I think my whole life I fought with my gender subconsciously but I really didn’t have the language or community to understand what it meant. When I was a kid, I didn’t really like typical “girl” toys and

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