This article in The Washington Post profiles a young transgender woman–Nicole. The article is emotionally compelling, especially when the reluctant father defends the daughter he thought was his son, but I am sharing the article because of the scientific information it provides. There is more to the biology of gender than many realize, likely even those of us who would claim to be an LGBTQ ally. There is even more ignorance about, and quite probably more antagonism (I hedge my language only because I don’t have data in front of me) toward transgender persons than those making up the rest of the LGBTQ acronym. Understanding and Love grow out of one another–so if we are to love, we must also seek to learn.