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Jake Ralston with his father, Jon Ralston. This week, Jake successfully petitioned to change the name and gender on his birth certificate to reflect that he is male. Courtesy of Jon Ralston hide caption

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When Maddy Became Jake: A Father And Son's Enduring Love

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South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard vetoed a bill that would have required transgender students in public schools to use bathrooms based on their gender at birth. James Nord/AP hide caption

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School Board Approves Controversial Deal In Transgender Student Case

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Transgender student Nicole Maines (accompanied by her father, Wayne, and her twin brother, Jonas) speaks to reporters after winning on appeal a discrimination lawsuit against her school district. In 2014, Glamour magazine named Maines one of its 50 inspiring women of the year. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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'Becoming Nicole' Recounts One Family's Acceptance Of A Transgender Child

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Nine-year-old Q Daily, center, was born a girl, and just finished his first full school year as a boy. Brad Horrigan for NPR hide caption

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For This Transgender Third-Grader, Life As A Boy Is Liberating

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Eight-year-old Tomás Rocha, a third grader at Malcolm X Elementary School in Berkeley, Calif., is among a handful of gender non-conforming students at the school. Brett Myers/Youth Radio hide caption

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Transgender Students Learn To Navigate School Halls

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