This guy is doing his best to be something else in order to just be himself.

Eva Tiamat Baphomet Medusa, who goes by the name Tiamat, is a transsexual who has modified its body to become a dragon.

Tiamat, who lives in Edmond, Tex. and is also known as the "Dragon Lady," prefers the "it" pronoun. Born in 1961 as Richard Hernandez, Tiamat has spent $60,000 on changing its body, including adding horns, dome implants on the eyebrows, tattoos, reshaping the nose, removing the ears, splitting the tongue, dying the eyes and work on the teeth. It also plans to remove its male body parts.

Yeah, and you thought this real-life cat lady was something else.

Tiamat, who has a teenage son, says it feels at one with reptiles. “I was born to my human mother in the Phoenix area, but I was born to my reptilian parents when my mother and stepfather abandoned me to the woods,” Tiamat says. “My whole transformation today is basically an honor to my reptilian parents, which are the rattlesnakes — the Western Diamondback in particular."

Tiamat, who is HIV-positive, is hardly your average, run-of-the-mill citizen you enjoy some casual conversation with when you run into it at the supermarket, but it says reaction to it is positive. "People love me," it says. "I go out and I'm greeted with smiles."

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