Emma Ellingsen has finally reached the age of which she can have the life-changing surgery that she has been waiting for for many years now.
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The transgender community is bigger and more open than ever before.The acceptance today of the trans community is truly incredible, meaning more and more people can come out as their true selves without facing judgment or prejudice.
Sadly, transphobia is still very much alive...
via: Getty ImagesBut the growth of the LGBTQ+ community continuously builds a protective wall against the trolls and violence.
The trans journey isn't an easy one.
via: Getty ImagesTransitioning can be physically and emotionally straining for many people, but despite these struggles, the transition to becoming your true self is worth it in the end.
People transition in different ways.
via: Getty ImagesNot everyone relies strongly on medical aspects such as hormones and surgery, but those who do must be of a certain age.
The age requirement to get gender reassignment surgery is eighteen in most parts of the world...
via: Getty ImagesBut in some countries, sixteen-year-olds are granted access to hormone therapy.