Colleges Can Help Transgender Students 'Be Who They Are,' Says Leading Doctor

In the early 1980s, a student at Harvard University who had been born a female but lived as a male gained the trust and support of a sympathetic university registrar. Each semester, the campus official would ask the student to provide a list of the classes he'd signed up for. The registrar made sure that every class list showed the student's preferred name so as to save him the embarrassment of publicly revealing his biological gender.

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