The person believed to be Britain's youngest sex-change patient -- born Elizabeth, now Alex -- has received the green light for a female-to-male procedure.
Alex has been openly gay since age 15 and lived as a boy for the past year, including flattening his breasts. Now he plans to undergo a double-mastectomy and a hysterectomy.
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I'm in awe of a young person able to take such a plunge. With the pregnant man dishing on Oprah's couch here in America, you'd think that gender-bending is accepted. But since we just celebrated Pride Week here in Tango's home city of NYC, we thought it's a good time to remember that it's still a risk to express oneself and Elizabeth/Alex is very, very brave.