20/20 My Secret Self – Part 1

Barbara Walters reports on some of the youngest transgender kids, including a six-year-old girl who was born a boy, a 10-year-old boy who lives as a girl and a 16-year-old-boy who was born a girl.


Walters talks to these transgender children, all diagnosed with gender identity disorder (GID), as well as to their parents, who are allowing their children to live in the gender they identify with in order to save them from a future of heartache and pain.

They are sharing their personal stories to increase future understanding of transgender children. What are the DSM criteria for GID? How does someone with GID qualify for sex reassignment surgery?