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Watch: Identical Twins Share Inspiring Story About Transitioning Together

Friday Oct 19, 2018
Jack and Jace Grafe
Jack and Jace Grafe  (Source:Screenshot via Fox5 Atlanta)

A pair of identical twins from Monroe, Georgia are sharing their inspirational story about coming out to each other as transgender and their transitioning journey.

Jack and Jace Grafe spoke with Fox5 Atalanta about their story, saying they hope it will inspire other youth through their own journey. They explained they began physical transitioning when they were 21 years old, saying they felt they were "in prison" in their own bodies. At 15, they both told each other they did not feel female.

"And the older I got, the harder it was to swallow. And I was like, can't do this for the rest of my life, I just can't do it," Jack Grafe told the news station. "Fear is like the biggest thing to keep you away from anything. That's what kept me in my box."

Jace Grafe added that he feels like they "saved each other from a lot of really dark and depressing moments.

"Sometimes, I wonder if he wasn't here, if I would have been by myself, if I would have had suicidal thoughts," he went on to tell Fox5 Atlanta. "I'm not saying I would have, but it's very possible. I would have been most definitely alone."

The twins are now both working as corrections officers in East Georgia counties. Jace Grafe recently started at a police acadmey and Jack hopes to do the same soon.

Click here to read more about their journey and watch Fox5 Atlanta's report on the twins below.

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