Metro Weekly

A look at transgender teens & their parents

”I hit the wall. I began to develop breasts, and when my periods came, it was the most horrible time of my life…. I was nervous about the surgery. But excited beyond belief. I counted down every day on my calendar. All I could think about was getting the best male body I could.”

Ty Clark, a 18-year-old FTM transgender, who came out in eighth grade, at four school assemblies, where he told classmates that he was transgender and asked them to respect his right to a good education. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Support Metro Weekly’s Journalism

These are challenging times for news organizations. And yet it’s crucial we stay active and provide vital resources and information to both our local readers and the world. So won’t you please take a moment and consider supporting Metro Weekly with a membership? For as little as $5 a month, you can help ensure Metro Weekly magazine and MetroWeekly.com remain free, viable resources as we provide the best, most diverse, culturally-resonant LGBTQ coverage in both the D.C. region and around the world. Memberships come with exclusive perks and discounts, your own personal digital delivery of each week’s magazine (and an archive), access to our Member's Lounge when it launches this fall, and exclusive members-only items like Metro Weekly Membership Mugs and Tote Bags! Check out all our membership levels here and please join us today!

JD Uy has been a Metro Weekly webmaster, distribution manager, blogger and videographer since 2002.

Leave a Comment: