Seven years ago, Cody Harman, 30, was married. According to him, he had always felt like a boy when he was a young girl and knew he shouldn’t be getting married.
“I knew I was doing the wrong thing by getting married – but I didn’t
know how to tell everyone. I also knew I was attracted to girls but
because my parents were very religious they made me think it was a sin,
so I dated guys instead”
Cody was aged 20 when he met his construction worker husband through an internet dating website.
After a year of dating, Cody and Adam got married in 2008 with a
traditional wedding. But their marriage crashed 3 years later and in
2012, Cody told his family and friends he was a lesbian and a year later
told them he was transgender.
“I waited to tell them I was transgender because I thought it would
be too much for them to cope with. My mum cried at first, but now she’s
happy for me. I also met a great community of people online and I
realized that I wasn’t alone.”
Cody underwent a mastectomy in 2014 and started taking male hormones prescribed by a doctor.
Cody underwent a hysterectomy the following year and started lifting weights in 2016.