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Teen Couple Transitions Together

Arin Andrews, 17, and Katie Hill, 19, have never been more comfortable in their own skin. The couple, who met at a transgender teen support group in Tulsa, OK, have been with each other through thick and thin...and reassignment surgeries. Now, nearly finished with medical procedures that fully realize who they are, the couple has decided to share their story with the hope of inspiring others.

“Now when I’m out in a public pool or lifting weights, no one raises an eyebrow," Arin told the Sun. "They just think I’m a guy. I can wear a tank top, which I couldn’t before, and I can go swimming shirtless. I can just be a regular guy. And I’m so lucky to have my family and Katie to rely on.”

“To me, Arin’s just my Arin," Katie said. "He’s always looked manly to me. But now he’s had the surgery he’s much more confident and comfortable with himself."

“Being transgender myself, I understand Arin better than anybody else," she added, "how good he feels and how complete he feels.”

The couple says that their families have been nothing but supportive and are thrilled that the pair has found each other. 

But it's still work. 

"There are still people we don’t interact with any more," said Arin's mother, Denise. "I know they questioned me as a parent.”

(Via the Sun)
 






 

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It Is just wonderful to see these couples together at such a young age itself they are ready to be in a relationship and take it to the next level. Both of them do seem like there are quit confident about themselves and what they want.

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What a terrific story.  Congratulations to both of them, their families and the support group in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

Props to them, they are happy together they found each other and it works for them, that is so much more than many people ever find in this life I am very happy for them, growing up trans can be so alienating

Well Mike Ryan, they succeeded on getting yours! ^_^ I would never have gender reassignment surgery. I embrace the body I was born with. I feel it would only make me less myself to surgically alter my body, but who am I to judge someone else if they think it will make them happy? Let em do their thing! Name calling just shows us how truly afraid you are of what you obviously will never understand. So do yourself a favor and stick to the articles that aren't so intellectually challenging and that are perhaps more suited for your "traditional" views.

MAN UP. THE TYPICAL FAG, GAY , HOMO  THAT WANTS NO RULES , NO REGULATION AND ONLY CARES ABOUT  THEMSELVES,   GROSS,   SELF CENTERED  SELFISH

U are the one being gross, u are the one being selfish, they are the ones being happy and you are the one judging...

Omg can I just say I am so jealous of Katie's body! I want her stomach so bad! Arin is definitely a hottie. You go guys! Much love and happiness to you both!

To each their own. I personally would never do that to myself. I don't care how much I want to be a girl, I would never try to change my own hormonal balance and or hack away at my reproductive organs. I was born with this body and I love myself for who I am. Of course, I respect anyone's own life choices and each person must choose for themselves so I can't pass any judgments. If they're happy, I'm happy! ^_^

Both look great, have a happy life and ignore the people that say otherwise.

Maybe it's better to just ignore the Mike Ryan's of the world. I went to high school with a Mike Ryan. I hope it's not the same one...

Cute couple!

All I can say is "Damn!".  I am so glad these two are so happy and I too would have never guessed from this photo.  Grats guys.

I would have never guessed he was born female! They both look really great I'm happy that they are happy with themselves. God knows it takes most of us YEARS & some of us never get there. Kudos to the both of them & their amazing families.

If you feel like you are one gender, but your body and biological processes state that you are another gender, I think an individual may have some real problems they will need to grapple with throughout their lives that merely rearranging organs cannot ever solve.

Why rain on a parade?

Well done you two.  This absolutely made my day.  

Dear Instinct, 

Would you please do a cover story on Mike Ryan? He's in DESPERATE need of attention. His lonely, hate-filled days are spent trolling for stories he can comment on to get attention. I find closet cased comment trolls fascinating!! Would definitely read!! Thank you. 

Sincerely, all the cool people on here.

PS: GOOD FOR THESE TWO!!

The lack of intelligence is scary on this site.

Good luck to you both

i love how the guy writing all the hate-speech found his way on to instinct magazine's site. i'm sure he or she's not a closet-case at all. sorry you hate yourself so much. god luck with getting over that.

They look happy!  Good for them!!!

RYAN - OMG lol so small minded! What a little bitch you are!

FREAKS  ATTENTION SEEKING   QUEERS  THAT IS ALL

PLAY THE HAND YOU ARE DEALT

Hey everyone. I've known Mike Ryan for a long time and he's just a bit angry. Every time he sucks my cock, I'm like "dude, you are one angry and amazing cock hound". That is SO Mike Ryan!

"PLAY THE HAND YOU ARE DEALT"

Why should I?

Mike, you're not changing any minds.  You're not saving any souls.  You're not making the world a better place.  You're just making strangers angry at you for no good reason.  Is this really a constructive use of your time?

Not only are we playing the hand we're dealt, we're winning 

Love is Love and Mike Ryan - I agree - you are the Idiot!

Hey Mike Ryan, go punch yourself in the face. No one needs you on this earth if this is how you truly feel. Ugly human. Sad, sad, sad...

MORON   LESBO

idiots!  play the hand you are dealt.  DO YOU REALLY NEED THE ATTENTION?

Mike Ryan- I think you are the one crying out for attention.

Well Mike Ryan, they succeeded on getting yours! ^_^ I would never have gender reassignment surgery. I embrace the body I was born with. I feel it would only make me less myself to surgically alter my body, but who am I to judge someone else if they think it will make them happy? Let em do their thing! Name calling just shows us how truly afraid you are of what you obviously will never understand. So do yourself a favor and stick to the articles that aren't so intellectually challenging and that are perhaps more suited for your "traditional" views. - See more at: http://instinctmagazine.com/post/teen-couple-transitions-together#commen...

You're the idiot 

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