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Translatin@s: Personal Stories Of Gender Transitio... / by Maria Hinojosa | February 28, 2014

Translatin@s: Personal Stories Of Gender Transition


Nilda & Cristina 068Christina Herrera began her transition from male to female when she was very young; she began to take hormones when she was 16 years old. At the time, Christina was living in New York City during the height of the AIDS epidemic. She watched as the disease devastated her community. A self-titled “Translatina,” Christina shared with us her journey from a young boy in El Salvador to a strong woman living in New York.







Asher Diaz was born and raised in the Midwest and transitioned from female to male when he was in his mid-twenties.  For Asher, the change brought him closer to the one member of his family that he thought would be least likely to support his decision.




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megh says:

i am so proud to be a transgender