Saturday, November 10, 2012

Teen Sweethearts Were Both Born Opposite Sex

Arin Andrews, 16, & Katie Hill, 18

by Emily Nash
from The Sun (

Pretty Katie Hill, 18, spent the first 15 years of her life as Luke, son of a Marine colonel.

And boyfriend Arin Andrews, 16, was born a girl called Emerald who excelled at ballet dancing and won beauty contests.

Both struggled with their sexuality all through their childhoods and were teased and bullied.

Katie always felt like a girl trapped in a boy’s body while Arin thought the reverse. They met when both went to have gender-changing treatment in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and instantly fell in love.

Katie, who has developed breasts with female hormones, said: “We’re perfect for each other because we both had the same troubles growing up.

“We look so convincing as a boy and a girl nobody even notices now.”

Arin said he knew he was a boy inside on his first day at school when he felt confused at being told to line up with girls.

He said: “Girlie things didn’t interest me. I was called a lesbian growing up but I didn’t feel gay.”

Both sets of parents had trouble accepting their children’s situation but are now firmly behind them.