This is the weirdest story of the day:
A Colorado man who was admitted to the hospital for a kidney stone received surprising news when the nurse came back with test results revealing he was actually a woman.
Denver photographer Steve Crecelius said he’s felt a little different all his life.
“When I was about 6 years old, I started having these feminine feelings, but that was in the ’60s. Wearing my mom’s makeup, I thought I looked pretty,” Crecelius told ABC News.
So when he went to the emergency room five years ago, he wasn’t too shocked when the nurse told him she found traits of both genders in his ultrasound results.
He was intersex, meaning he had both male genitalia and internal female sex organs.
“The nurse is reading the ultrasound and says, ‘Huh, this says you’re a female,’ Crecelius said. “It was very liberating. I had spent so much energy after the age of 13 constantly evaluating how people looked at me and acted towards me.”
Steve, who now goes by “Stevie,” said his wife and their six children accepted his new identity right away.
“We told them individually. Some were in person and some weren’t,” Crecelius said. “Every one of them said, ‘We don’t care one way or the other. We love you for who you are and you’re still my dad.'”
Crecelius and his wife, Debbie, have been together for 25 years and she’s supported him every step of the way, including taking him to buy his first bra.
She told Crecelius, “You know, when I first saw you, I said to myself, ‘He runs like a girl.'”
“I think we were pretty good when she began to mourn the loss of her husband,” Crecelius said. “We worked through what we needed to. The concept of unconditional love is a larger story.”
You see, how all this is reported as some kind of wonderful story. I’ve got to wonder how the kids really felt about this.
And what’s the deal with buying a bra? Does he need a bra?
I think the thing that weirds me out the most about this is the whole thought that you have no choice about who you are. They found some internal organs of a woman, so now you have to start wearing a bra? And isn’t this exactly the oppositte thing we’re told about people who change their gender? Transgender folks and their allies argue that while they were born with certain parts they know different and so they change their gender and make themselves who they feel they want to be. So why, then, is the presence of certain internal organs force Steve to start wearing bras? Doesn’t this actually go against what they’ve been arguing for years?