Trans activist Gunner Scott says, despite increased visibility, it’s still dangerous to be transgender in America

The Boston Phoenix
May 24, 2012

I don't know why I'm transgender. I just am.

I do know that I'm not alone. According to the Williams Institute, there are an estimated 33,000 transgender people in Massachusetts, which is almost equivalent to the seats filled at Fenway Park when the Red Sox are on a winning streak. Throughout history, and in every culture, there have been people who have lived as the gender they understood themselves to be and not the sex they were assigned at birth.