Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Harriette Cunningham, 11, was born a boy called Declan.
She filed paperwork in 2013 to change her name with support of her family.
She also began a letter-writing campaign to government officials allowing her to change her gender on official documents.
"It just made me so mad and made me almost frustrated to know that I'm a girl and then I look on my passport and it says that I'm a boy," Cunninghamtold CTV News.
She is one of the first 30 people in British Columbia, Canada, to do so without having gender reassignment surgery, which the new legislation allows.