Becoming Danielle: Transgender Auburn native writes memoir – David Wilcox, The Citizen

Two letters signify a lifetime of confusion for Danielle Bergan.

Born Daniel in Auburn in 1953, Bergan felt by the age of 3 that she was really a girl. She lived with this suspicion until July 9, 2010: the day she underwent sexual reassignment surgery.

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