'I Want to Be Seen as Male'

On Sept. 19, 2004, 14-year-old Rebecca gave a startling letter to her mother, Betsy. "This is one of those stream of consciousness things that I write in the wee hours of the morning when I'm tired and unable to sleep. I was probably crying when I wrote it, but don't think that the tears blurring my eyes were blurring my judgment as well," Rebecca wrote. "What am I? I ask myself this all the time. Right now what I believe myself to be is an FTM, or a female-to-male transsexual. A boy in a...Full Story
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