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Transgender 11-Year-Old Sadie Croft Writes Essay Revising Obama's Speech

Though the gay community praised Obama for mentioning gay rights in his inaugural speech, one 11-year-old girl is upset that he didn't speak about transgendered people. 

Sadie Croft transitioned to a female when she was in kindergarten. She was so upset over Obama's speech that she wrote an essay about it, explaining how the nation needs to support transgenders too. 

Her mother said Sadie is proud that Obama spoke about gay rights, but she still wanted to make her own version of the speech, a more transgender-friendly one titled "Sadie's Dream for the World."

Sadie talked about the struggle transgender people experience, including teachers that don't want to teach them and doctors that don't want to treat them. 

Often, she said, transgendered students are not accepted by their classmates. 

"It would be a better world if everyone knew that transgender people have the same hopes and dreams as everyone else," she wrote. "We like to make friends and want to go to school…it really isn't that hard to like transgender people because we are like everyone else."

After her mother, Sage Croft, uploaded the letter to her Facebook page, it spread across the Internet. 

Croft said she encouraged her daughter to write the speech as she thought it would help empower her. 

She also added that Sadie is confident and proud of her identity as a transgender. 

"When she chats with people, she introducers herself as, 'Hi, I'm Sadie, my favorite color is pink, I'm vegan, and I'm transgender. Who are you?'" Croft explained. 

Obama became the first president to mention gay rights in an inauguration speech when he addressed America on Monday. 

"Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law," he said. "For if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well."

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