Steve Crecelius went to a hospital five years ago for a kidney stone and was informed that he was actually a woman. When a nurse read an ultrasound that showed he was female, Crecelius learned that he was intersex—born with both male and female anatomy. Oddly enough, he wasn't even surprised. Despite 25 years of marriage and six children, the Denver, CO photographer said that it "validated" everything that he had felt inside.

Crecelius recalls secretly wearing his mother's clothing and makeup. The revelation freed him to live his life as a woman without shame. Now going by "Stevie," she broke the news to the children, who were supportive. Crecelius remains married to the same woman with no intentions of undergoing a gender reassignment procedure.

That's that real love.

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[via NY Daily News]