'I'm a boy-girl,' says 8-year-old May 16, 2009 Now that Ben has had his final day at a west Omaha Catholic school, he gets to give away the last of his boy clothes his school uniform and live full time as the person inside: Katie. This decision seems like a no-brainer for parents who at first presumed their prancing, pink-loving son who squirreled away cousins girl toys was gay. That was before he told them he had a girl heart, a girl soul and was, in fact, a girl. A defining moment came when it was time for First Communion. Eight-year-old Ben declared he wouldnt go if he had to wear a suit, and he pined for the white dress that girls wear. But neither his family nor church leaders thought it would be a good idea to introduce Ben as Katie in the Communion line. The church doesnt want Ben to be Katie at the school at all. So, after behavioral testing, therapy and a lot of research, the parents have decided to switch their child to a public school and to let their son live as a girl. They asked not to be named out of concern for their childs safety outside the circle of those who know the family. They know the path Katie faces is long, difficult and fraught with controversy. Some scientists say the approach they are taking amounts to child abuse. Other scientists say any other response would be abuse. What might seem like a drastic, life-altering decision for their child is in fact the culmination of years of words and deeds that convinced Katies parents, extended family members and therapists of this: She is a girl born into a boys body. Interesting read: Omaha.com Metro/Region Section It is clear to me that the majority of homosexuality is biological and not a choice.