Jack and Jace Grafe both had secrets, but neither of the twins were willing to divulge what they were hiding until they were 18 years old. Then, one day, they came out to each other, unaware that their sibling had also always felt like a boy. And the twins would go on to make a huge decision: they’d embark on the path to gender confirmation together.
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) defines the word “transgender” – often shortened to “trans” – as being “an umbrella term for people whose gender identity is different from the sex assigned to us at birth.” As such, the community is comprised of a diverse group of individuals.
The HRC explains, for example, that “some transgender people identify as male or female, and some… as genderqueer, nonbinary, agender or somewhere else on or outside of the spectrum of what we understand gender to be. Some choose to openly identify as transgender, while others simply identify as men or women.”