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Jacob Lemay Lives Life as Transgender Child

Jacob Lemay started life as Mia, but his parents let him transition to a boy last summer after getting the advice of professionals.

. Joe and Mimi Lemay pose for an Easter family portrait with their children, Lucia, Ella and Jacob. Jacob started life as Mia, but his parents let him transition to Jacob after getting the advice of professionals.

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. Mimi holds her son Jacob as a newborn when he was named Mia.

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. Jacob hugs his older sister Ella when he was still called Mia.

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. Jacob when he was called Mia and his sisters Lucia and Ella dressed in matching pink outfits.

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. Jacob plays in the dirt when he was still called Mia. By the time he was two, he was telling his parents, "I’m a boy."

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. When Jacob was four his family made the decision to let him live his life as a boy.

. Jacob dressed as Prince Charming during a trip to Disneyland last summer.

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. Last summer Jacob's parents cut his hair short, changed his wardrobe, and asked friends and family to refer to him as Jacob and use the pronouns “him” and “he.”

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. Ella, Jacob and Lucia pose for a Thanksgiving photo last year.

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. Jacob practices karate. He started at a new pre-school last fall where none of the children knew him as Mia.

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