Abhina Aher was born a boy biologically and is now a hijra, a member of an ancient transgender community in India. Of her painful physical and psychological transformation, Aher remembers now: "I just wanted to become a beautiful butterfly." Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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A Journey Of Pain And Beauty: On Becoming Transgender In India

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Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who now asks to be referred to as Chelsea, dressed as a woman in this 2010 photograph. U.S. Army handout/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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