Interviews With Trans Men
Interviewed Feb 22, 2015
“We wanted to find a priest that would marry us. He (priest) said fine. So we got married on the beach. It was important to us that we got married in the eyes of God.”
Interviewed February 17, 2015
"The security jumped all over me and threw me out of the (gay) bar. They roughed me up and broke my jaw. She (bar owner) said, this tranny shouldn't be in my bar. […] The bigotry in the LGBT community at the time was rampant. They didn't understand us."
Interviewed February 4, 2015
"I became a deputy sheriff in San Diego for 10 years. I worked the jails for two and a half to three years. [...] I had to arrest a trans man for domestic violence. […] The way he got treated was egregious."
Interviewed on October 7, 2014
"It was 2003, I looked online and found a meeting. I found out there was an FTM group here. [...] Some of those guys are still my best friends today."
Interviewed May 10, 2015
“The first day I started working I went to the HR (Human Resource) lead and asked if their (medical) plan covered trans stuff. She already knew about me and I told her I want to come out at work. Leading a double life was too stressful.”
Interviewed May 8, 2015
“I got to the point where I’m willing to say, I am trans. I couldn’t deal with all the other pursuits I had in life until I dealt with this. It was stifling me from the rest of my life. I wish I had done it (transitioned) sooner.”
Interviewed April 24, 2015
"I just started working at AT&T when I transitioned and a guy kept calling me by my birth name. He did that every morning. [...] I finally went to my union. He never messed up after that."
Interviewed April 14, 2015
"I got kicked out of my parents' house. At first it was hard. I was homeless for a little while. [...] One Night I was so depressed. I had been sober for three years, but I was ready to drink again. I was done with life and that's when I met the sisters."
Interviewed August 21, 2015
"I heard that you are suppose to tell them (doctors) that you have been this way since you were a kid and you are going to kill yourself. Most guys I know that’s not our story."