...was born as a hermaphrodite. Ian was raised as a girl and at puberty, she began to identitfy with her male side.
As posted on her Wikipedia page, "Harvie grew up on Beaver Pond in rural mountain town, Bridgton, Maine until the age of 12. His family moved to Topsham, Maine where he graduated from Mount Ararat High School. He went to Lasell Jr. College in Auburndale, Massachusetts and did not return after his freshman year".
When a hermaphrodite refrains from revealing the truth about their past, please believe that it is too painful to recall.
To date, Ian has transformed from female to male and he's employed within the hills of Hollywood.
According to Ian:
"I was born female; there is no question that I understand this. I keep my "F" for Female on my drivers license and birth certificate because for me, that is a biological fact. Plus if I ever have to go to jail, God forbid, I’m going to the girl jail! I believe that 'female' is a biological sex and legal term; while my gender is something else entirely, that is something I get to create myself and modify as I see fit. I do not consider myself or identify as 'male', however I do identify as a 'man' (of sorts), these two words are not necessarily connected for me. Here are words I identify with and like to use when describing my gender (and usually in this order): Butch, Trans, Trans Man, Tranny Boi, Masculine, FTX (X = something more masculine) and FTM (Female to Masculine - not Male). I don't feel like I was robbed of the correct biological sex; I believe I was born in the right body, and that I just may want to change it a little bit. Really, who hasn't felt discomfort about some part of their body and wished they could change it or dismay about the limited language given to describe gender?"