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transgender, he notes that he doesn't like to get any. From his standpoint, there's not much to discuss. Given this preference, I asked him why he was interested in being interviewed for the article. Breaking out into an ear-to-ear grin he responded, "Because I want to be famous." r e d e fi n i ng ge n d e r TRANSGENDER is a term used to describe peo- ple whose gender identity differs from the sex the doctor marked on their birth certificate. GENDER IDENTITY is a person's internal, per- sonal sense of being a male or a female. For transgender people, the sex they were assigned at birth and their own internal gender identity do not match. Merrill and Rob Puopolo enlisted the support of the school principal, school psychologist, and community professionals in the preparation for John's social transition at Hardy Elementary School. 92 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 7 Transitions

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