Saturday, November 8, 2014

Raquel LargoFrom Hawaii News Now :

15 year old "Raquel Largo is transgender and says, "Now I can show my true colors and who I want to be."
Raquel's mom told us there were early signs. "Yeah, sure" said Lena Leopoldo. "He wasn't into boy things."
Transgender is defined as "being a person who identifies with or expresses a gender identity that differs from the one which corresponds to the person's sex at birth."
Lena said, "At first it was wigs, then slowly and surely the make up came in and then the whole yeah."
She supports her son's choice to live as Raquel, but still struggles with the name. Lena said, "It's always Royce and I don't know how to say the girl name. So she accepts it though."
Royce's dad was another story. Raquel explained her struggle this way: "I used to hide when he would come to my house because I felt he wouldn't accept me and that he would discourage me."

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