When Corey Maison, now 15, was 11, she came out to her family as transgender and began socially transitioning to female, Cosmo reports. At the time, she probably had no idea how much her decision would positively impact her family.
Corey was born a "boy" (the sex assigned to her at birth), but after coming out to her family, she began socially transitioning to female.
In an interview with Australia's 60 Minutes, the teen said she was initially scared to tell her family. "I wanted to make my parents proud of who I am, but I thought that they would not like me,” she said.