At age 3, Frank and Rachel Gonzales' son told them he wanted to let his hair grow and wear a fairy costume.
Gradually, their child has been changing into a girl, and today she is called Elizabeth or Libby.
"I didn't want her to be labeled if she isn't trans[gender] by letting her wear girl clothes to school," Rachel said. "I ended up getting girl clothes that were nondescriptive."
At some point, she noticed that Libby, now 7, was acting out at school and was depressed.
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