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Steve Crecelius Goes To Hospital For Kidney Stone, Discovers Female Sex Traits

05/25/2012 02:35 pm ET | Updated May 26, 2012

What a weird way to learn about one's biological identity.

The Denver Post reports on Stevie Crecelius, formerly Steve Crecelius, who went into a Denver hospital five years ago for a kidney stone. When the ultrasound results came back, a lab technician told the husband and father of six, "You're female."

The medical discovery that he is intersex — born with a mix of anatomical sex traits, so biological gender cannot be classified as either male or female — led to a flood of revelations ...

“When I was 17, I was working my first part-time job at a TV station as a floor cameraman and the person in charge said to me, ‘You know, you walk like a queer," Crecelius told Fox 31 in Denver. "I thought I was hiding who I was, and I wasn’t.”

The transition took time. It was more than a year after Crecelius' trip to the hospital that she began wearing women's clothing in public.

Debbie Crecelius, Stevie's wife, said it took some time to get used to the change.

"I didn’t sign on for this, but who signs on for anything?” she told Fox 31. “She’s the same person she was as a he on the inside.”

The couple's children also welcomed Crecelius' transgender revelation, according to Fox 31.

"People need to be accepting and understand," Stevie Crecelius told ABC News. "I was born this way, and loving each other and supporting each other will always be the main factor in our household.”

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