Thomas Lobel, was adopted at age two by lesbian mothers. When he was barely
three years old and was having some problems with speech, he had
indicated to them in sign language suggesting that he is a girl.
Thomas prefers to be addressed as Tammy, and from the age of eight has been receiving the hormone-blocking treatment which will halt the puberty
Sad and unhappy as a boy, Tammy, now 11, only wears girlie attire and
prefers to live like a girl. He had threatened genital
self-mutilation, and therapists had diagnosed him with gender
Thomas began to take hormone-blocking drugs to delay the development of deep voice, facial hair and broad shoulders.
The hormone treatment will give him some time to decide whether he really
wants to transition into a female. If he decides against it, he can
stop taking the drugs to undergo male puberty without it affecting