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Minnesota teen hopes to help others like himself

Published 01/21/2012, Albert Lea (Minn.) Tribune / MCT

It can be hard being different. It can be especially hard being different when there are no resources to help you. Maxx Flaa, a 2010 graduate of Albert Lea High School, knows this first hand. Maxx is transgender, meaning he was born biologically female but identifies himself as a male. He legally changed his name from Maddie to Maxxwell last August, but didn't come out as transgender until after high school.

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