Love knows no boundaries. This saying has been proved true for the young couple Arin Andrews and Katie Hill. The couple met two years before at a support group for transgender teenagers, the two teenagers fell for each other through the story of their shared experiences.
Back then, Andrew was a girl named Emerald. In June, Andrew, who is 17, got his breasts removed as he had always felt that they did not belong to him. After the operation, he claims to feel much comfortable in his skin and is glad that he can wear tank tops, go to public pools, weight lift and lead a normal life, without being the center of attention.
On the other hand, Katie Hills, who was a boy, named Luke two years back also went through surgical procedure to change her gender.
The last two years have been very difficult for the teenagers. Katie was bullied at school, and Arin had to change to a different high school when he revealed he was transgender, and has lost friends in the process.
But now they both are happy together, Andrew is grateful to Hills and his family for all the support and love.
Now their outward transformation is complete, the teenagers hope people will accept them as their new genders, and their difficulties will become a thing of the past.
But sadly the two have decided to split saying they want to focus on ‘having fun’ and ‘enjoying young adulthood’ as singles. The pair have revealed that many of their online followers have expressed disappointment over the separation but most also wished Arin and Katie well wishes for their futures.
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