'A good step' "In school, whenever we would play boys on girls tag, or other games like that, I was never comfortable because I always felt as if I should be on the boys' side," said Nik, who lives in Happy Valley Goose Bay, but spent much of his life in his hometown of Cartwright.
"I remember feeling that way as early as seven years old." Nik, who will turn 18 in September, was born a girl but has been living openly as coach outlet umbrella price a man for the last two years. He says he has great support from family and friends, and his girlfriend. "They've all been a big support for me," he says, explaining he is taking hormone treatments to attain more masculine traits, such as a deeper voice. "I'm going through the puberty I always wanted," he says with a grin. Nik was pleased recently to learn that the provincial government will be amending the Vital Statistics Act to allow transgender people to change their birth certificate to reflect the gender they identify with, as opposed to the gender they were born with. This will also allow gender markers to be changed on government issued IDs, such as driver's licences and passports. Transgender activist Kyra Reese of St. John's, who brought the province to court six months ago cheap coach purses for sale online to get the Act changed, brought about the case. The province announced it would change the law in response to her court case on July 22. In an article for The Telegram, Service NL Minister Dan Crummell said he couldn't say whether the legislature will open this fall, and a spokeswoman for the premier's office said that decision hasn't been made. "They should push to get this law in place as soon as possible," says Nik. "It's a good step in the right direction and a lot of people will be happy by it, including me." Nik says the amendment is long overdue and will take the pressure off transgender people who may have been considering sex reassignment surgery in order to get their gender marker changed on their birth certificates and government IDs. "This will help those who didn't want to get surgery, but felt like they had to in order to get these changes made," said Nik. "A lot of people can't afford the surgery as it's so expensive."Nik says he felt he was living coach outlet purses girls in the wrong body his whole life. "I always felt more on the masculine side, but never knew there was a term for how I felt." Nik said prior to learning about transgender issues and living as a man, he identified as a lesbian. "Once I was older, about 12 or 13 years old, I learned the term transgender and finally I understood what I felt like," he recalls. "Gender as an overall term has so many distinctions and hidden corners that are not talked about. For a long time, it didn't feel OK to talk about it. There is a such a grey area between lesbian, bisexual, gay the term transgender was always in the corner somewhere." Nik says as he learned more about what it is to be transgender, his life completely changed.
"It's like a whole new world has opened up," he says. "There is so much information out there and it was such a relief to know there are other people out there who felt the same way as me." "It's going to be a good opportunity to meet other people and hear their stories and share my own, as coach factory outlet online well," he says.
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