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Young Boy's Transgender Rap

Watch: An 8-Year-Old's Powerful Rap About Being Transgender

Coming out as transgender is not easy — especially when you're still in elementary school. But one boy is hoping his experience will make the process easier for others. During his Summer stay at Camp Aranu'tiq, a camp for transgender and gender-variant youth, 8-year-old Alex shared his coming-out story in the form of a rap. Standing tall and smiling for his audience, Alex recounted the day when he told his mother that he identified as a boy and not a girl. He was worried that his mother would be sad, but when he saw her smile, he knew everything would be OK. But more important than Alex's personal story was his message of spreading respect, acceptance, and love to everyone. Watch his heartwarming performance above, and try not to shed a tear.

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