In the latest episode of the IN THE LIFE, the first national LGBT-issue oriented television program brings the lives of transgender youth and their families into focus. The episode highlights the stories of eight transgender and gender non-conforming youth.
This Friday, March 30, LGBT advocate and ally Marsha Aizumi will be speaking at "Asian American Parents Who Love Their Queer Kids," an event being held at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York City.
Children of parents who come out as transgender later in life have some adjusting to do, but as one young interviewee said, "Despite the changes, your parent will always be the same person. Only, maybe a bit happier."
The ruling, made public last week , orders the city Health Department to re-evaluate his request and questions the agency’s understanding of “the lives and experience of transgender people.” It marks something of a victory for advocates seeking to make it easier for people who have changed gender to change their identity documents.
Determined to overcome a cocaine addiction that had propelled him into a downward spiral of unemployment, sex work, and life one step off the street, Erik Leiff contacted dozens of treatment programs.
In person, when he explained who he was - a trans man, having medically transitioned from his birth gender to the only one he could live with - office workers giggled and pointed: "It's like, 'Look at the freak.' "