Trans Man's Reaction to Seeing His Chest After Surgery Has Everyone Sobbing | 22 Words

It isn't always easy for people to come out and identify as transgender to their friends and family.

Even though the LGBTQ+ community is stronger and more accepted than ever, trans people still face hate and discrimination, and this can be an especially terrifying ordeal for young people.

Transitioning is a lengthy process but despite the emotional and physical changes, it is totally worth it in the end.

Keep scrolling to see the joy of a transgender man after he sees his chest for the first time...

What exactly is "gender dysphoria?"

Gender dysphoria involves a conflict between a person's sex and the gender with which he or she identifies with. People with gender dysphoria experience high levels of discomfort with their own bodies, and they often report feeling as if it isn't their own.

It is more commonly known as being "transgender."

People who are transgender more than often realize that they are from a very young age - children are able to experience gender dysphoria and this is when the majority of trans people realize this conflict.

It is a heartbreaking reality that many trans children face rejection from their families.

According to the Human Rights Campaign, studies have shown that familial rejection can lead to the LGBTQ+ youth engaging in behaviors and activities that endanger their health, trigger depression, and other mental health issues, and, in some extreme cases, can lead to homelessness and suicide.

Family support is one of the most important things for a child or person coming out as trans...

Child welfare expert, Caitlin Ryan, stated that “family acceptance predicts greater self-esteem, social support, and general health status," for LGBTQ+ youth. “It also protects against depression, substance abuse, and suicidal ideation and behaviors - issues for which transgender youth are at disproportionate risk."

A transgender child needs love and support.

Parents must respect the wishes of their child by doing simple things such as using the child's preferred gender pronoun and name, reassuring them about the love and support that they will continue to receive, and, most importantly, educating themselves about issues surrounding the trans community.

Coming out as transgender and beginning the transition is never easy...

Despite this being what a person desires, the first few steps into transition are never easy, especially for a child. Enduring taunting in the school corridors from their peers who are too naive to understand the situation is a sad reality for many trans children.

Thankfully, the LGBTQ+ community is bigger than ever today.

There are countless organizations around the world that work hard together purely to support people, especially children, of the transgender community.

But despite this amazing support...

The transitioning process is never an easy one.

It is both physically and emotionally straining...

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And it puts the human body through a lot of changes and stress.

But as any trans person who has undergone this surgery can agree...

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The results are totally worth it to become their true selves.

One person who has recently experienced this is Sol...

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The twenty-two-year-old Australian identifies as a transgender man, and he is currently undergoing his transitional surgery.

Sol recently underwent "chest surgery"...

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This type of surgery involves surgery designed to leave them with a flat chest - a common procedure for trans men.

Sol shared a video on Twitter that showed the moment he saw his bare chest for the first time...

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And it is truly heartbreaking.

The nurse gently removes Sol's bandages to reveal a very bruised, but flat, chest.

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Sol looks down and instantly begins to cry out of pure joy and relief.

It is clear from Sol's reaction that this is something he has wanted for a very long time...

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"Been waiting for this for a long time?" the nurse asks as Sol wipes away tears and nods.

He thanked the community for their endless support...

Sol went on to add, "I want to thank all of my trans siblings and cis allies for their endless support, whether that’s on twitter or not. I wouldn’t be here without all of you. Once I've recovered some more, I’ll be sharing my experience in more detail to educate others."

Sol's emotional video received over 11 million views...

But despite the amazing amount of support Sol received, there were still some nasty comments.

But thankfully...

Sol has remained strong through the negativity and he is just simply over the moon with the results.

Watch the video for yourselves here...

We wish Sol a speedy recovery and a happy life as his true self! Keep scrolling to learn about the support that Dwyane Wade's transgender daughter has received since the family went public about her identity...