"It was like a weight off my shoulders"

Kaleb Lyda, who attends the University of North Carolina on a Morehead scholarship, came out as transgender when he was a junior in high school, after struggling with his identity for many years. In this video, Kaleb and his mom discuss how he broke the news to his parents and how much happier Kaleb is now that he has grown into his identity. Watch this video to learn more about Kaleb and why his mother considers him to be one of the bravest people she knows.

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References:

Garloch, K. (2017, February 6). ‘I want to be a girl all the time,’ child told parents. Now, mom’s story helps others. Charlotte Observer. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article131054374.html

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