Gabbie is a 19 year old sophomore majoring in computer science at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Born Andrew in 1984, Gabbie struggled with her gender identity throughout her high school years in conservative Colorado Springs. She made attempts to come out as a transgender person, but parental disapproval sent her back into the closet. Midway through her freshman year of college, Gabbie came out for good. Since starting hormone therapy in February 2004, Gabbie has been living full-time as a woman and has blossomed with the transition. Energetic and upbeat, she has emerged from her social shell to become active in campus GLBT (gay-lesbian-bisexual-transgender) groups. Her parents have agreed to pay for sexual reassignment surgery (SRS), and Gabbie is literally counting off the days until her March surgery date. She admits that it is nearly all she can think about.