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New documentary spotlights transgender model’s transition

  New documentary spotlights transgender model’s transition The story of Vancouver male model Krow Kian’s transition is the subject of a new documentary, Krow’s TRANSformation. Krow Kian, who transitioned from female to male, continued his career as a model CBC News · Posted: 2019  Krow Kian poses for a photo shoot, post-transition. (Submitted by Bianca Sutton/OUTtv) A new documentary explores the transition journey of a Vancouver transgender model, something he hopes will bring attention to the community. Model Krow Kian, 23, said he hadn’t thought much about gender differences until elementary school when boys and girls in his class were separated for a sex education presentation. “[I thought] I want to do what the boys are doing. I want to hang out with the boys. Why can’t I just be a boy?” Kian told host Stephen Quinn on CBC’s The story of Vancouver male model Krow Kian’s transition is the subject of a new documentary, “Krow’s TRANSformation.”  Kian started modelling at age 12, working across Asia. A week before his 18th birthday, he came back from a job in China and started seriously thinking about transitioning. “[And] it still took me until I was 19 until I was ready to come out to my mom and actually start the process of transitioning,” he said. Krow Kian has been modelling since he was 12. This is a picture of Kian pre-transition. (Submitted by Bianca Sutton/OUTtv) He...

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When I knew I was Transgender

I am often asked, “When did you know you were transgender?” or some variation of that question. And while some trans folks can recall the exact moment it dawned on them, that’s not true for me. I had these series of ah-ha moments throughout my life that I call my lost boy memories. These lost boy memories are brief moments that made me aware that I was different, but in a way I couldn’t put into words yet. Looking back now, it’s clear these were moments that the little lost boy inside was trying to find his way out....

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No, dad, she’s definitely a girl…

The staring was starting to become awkward. I glanced down, checking that my clothing was in order: faded orange boilersuit, covered in grease and cargo, and a pair of scuffed steel-capped boots. I reached to my waist and confirmed that I’d remembered to leave my belt knife on board. I shrugged, pushed a few euros across the counter to the shop assistant, collected my snacks, and turned to leave. The little girl couldn’t have been more than six. Rather than staring at me from across the shop, as she had been since I entered, she was now planted firmly...

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Trans Mentality: One Woman’s Story from the Inside

This story is 100% true. To protect the identity of my friend, her name has been changed to Pamela. This could be any trans woman who seeks assistance from a mental health facility,  I came home from running errands to three voice mails on my phone which I left charging on the night stand. Her tone went steadily from slightly annoyed to panicked and tearful. Just before arriving I received a text reading: “They are about to declare me 5150 because I’m asking to be released and they won’t let me go.” I sat on a plastic bench which just was too uncomfortable to have not been designed to be that way, and about fifteen minutes later, my friend Pamela came out of the Restricted Area. Tears were still streaming day-old eyeliner down her cheeks, and she was clumsily carrying her stuffed bunny and a duffel bag. “Get me the fuck out of here…” she stated, striding half in fear, half in something I can’t to this day identify, out the door before I could even stand up. Pamela is a trans woman who transitioned a little later in life than she would have liked. Gender dysphoria got the better of her at the age of 35 and she decided that she just couldn’t lie to the world any longer. After two years, she lost her job and hadn’t...

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Northern Ireland Charities receive donations from The Hospital Saturday Fund

    Northern Ireland Charities receive donations from The Hospital Saturday Fund together with the Launch of a Fundraising Partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support   We at Focus: The Identity Trust were delighted to join The Hospital Saturday Fund at their recent charity reception at Queen’s University. Our Frances Shiels received our  award on our behalf to continue to provide support to transgender individuals and their families in this part of the world.Twelve Northern Ireland charities received donations from The Hospital Saturday Fund (HSF) at a special reception hosted at Queen’s University Belfast on 4 September 2019. In total,...

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