<p><span></span>Controversy quickly sparked once new photos of <strong>Shiloh Jolie-Pitt</strong> recently surfaced wearing another boyish ensemble. Now, Thomas Beatie -- best known as the pregnant man, the first transgender man to give birth -- talks to <em>Life & Style</em> about Angelina's daughters' behavior. </p>
"When you're a child, you don't really have a solid grasp of what male and female are," Thomas tells Life & Style. "Unless Shiloh actually identifies as being male, she is not transgender. Gender is largely a state of mind, and I'm sure if asked, she would identify herself as a little girl."
Only at age 10, he says, did he begin to realize that he thought of himself as a boy -- which is very different from just being a tomboy.
The important thing, he notes, is that parents should never try to force a gender identity on a child, as insiders close to the family tell Life & Style Angie's doing to Shiloh. "There was a point in my teenage years when my father pushed me toward modeling," he says with a laugh. "I think it might have backfired!"
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