fierce, dh
It's a pretty whack term (because it makes it sound like cancer or something) but a lot of places you do have to get "diagnosed" before they'll prescribe you hormones. :/ For the purposes of the article, though, it would have been just fine to say he's transgender because the diagnosing wasn't really relevant to anything. Maybe they're were clumsily trying to avoid people saying it's just a girl who's confused and likes Harry Styles a lot by pointing out it wasn't some sudden impulse or something. The media doesn't really know how to write about trans people very well. :/