ARCADIA, Calif. -- Aiden Aizumi’s classmates won’t find him in 2006 Arcadia High School yearbook.
Not unless they look him up as “Ashley,” anyway.
“At the time, I was identifying as a lesbian,” said Aizumi, 25.
When Aizumi was 13, he started to realize he was different from many of his peers. But his church was telling him something as well.
“We had talked about (how homosexuality) was a sin, and I thought ‘I’m not going to be that person.’”
In the end, Aizumi came out as a lesbian when he was 15.