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Teen couple transition together

17-year-old Arin Andrews and 19-year-old Katie Hill met at a support group for transgender youth in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and quickly became inseparable.

Last year, Katie has gender reassignment surgery, and last month, her boyfriend Arin had his breasts removed.

"To me, Arin’s just my Arin,” Katie says. “He’s always looked manly to me. But now he’s had the surgery he’s much more confident and comfortable with himself. Being transgender myself, I understand Arin better than anybody else — how good he feels and how complete he feels."

“I hated my breasts, I always felt like they didn’t belong. Now I finally feel comfortable in my own body,” Arin says. “Now when I’m out in a public pool or lifting weights, no one raises an eyebrow. They just think I’m a guy “I can wear a tank top, which I couldn’t before, and I can go swimming shirtless. I can just be a regular guy. And I’m so lucky to have my family and Katie to rely on.”