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 has felt a little different all his life. “When I was about six years old, I started having these feminine feelings, but that was in the 1960s. Wearing my mom’s makeup, I thought I looked pretty.”
So when he went to the emergency room five years ago, he was not too shocked when the nurse told him she found traits of both genders in his ultrasound results. He is technically intersex, meaning he had both male genitalia and internal female sex organs.
Steve, who now goes by “Stevie,” said his wife and their six children accepted his new identity right away.
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 has 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.’”
For Crecelius, he hopes he can be an advocate for intersex and same-sex couples.
1. go by v. phr.
被稱為 (bei4 cheng1 wei2)
例: He now goes by the name Charles Perez.
2. one way or the other adv. phr.
無論如何 (wu2 lun4 ru2 he2)
例: One way or the other, I’m going to finish this job next week.
3. advocate n.
提倡者；擁護者 (ti2 chang4 zhe3; yun3 hu4 zhe3)
例: He was an untiring advocate of economic reform.