In 1997, Les and Scott GrantSmiths’ marriage was on the rocks. They had been together for ten years and were raising two children. But Les was hiding something: although he was born female,  he felt like a man in the wrong body. Keeping this secret caused Les to fall into a deep depression and withdraw from the rest of the family.

Finally, Scott confronted Les, and the GrantSmith family changed forever.

Les also spoke with his daughters, Thea and Amanda, about what his transition was like for them.

Originally aired March 7, 2012, on NPR’s Morning Edition.