Ryan Scout_FTM

Ryan Sallans, activist and author, transitioned from female to male in 2005 and has recounted his life experiences in his newly released memoir, Second Son: Transitioning Toward My Destiny, Love and Life.

Since he began he has been committed to education surrounding medical, legal and social issues related to the transgender community. This blog serves as a guide and resource for individuals seeking guidance in the transgender community or for friends, family, lovers and partners who are eager to learn more about how a transition may impact the individual's life and those around them.

He has maintained a transition website since 2005 with the goal of helping others through his story and experiences. People can visit his site at: http://www.ryansallans.com
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This is an interesting article and one that continues to support how sharing stories and being open changes perceptions and opens doors for new opportunities. One sentence that surprised me in this article was, “Perhaps most surprisingly, the majority of Evangelical protestants and Republicans were even found to support transgender rights and legal protections.”

If this is the case, then why don’t all states in the U.S. offer protections based on gender identity/expression? Currently we have 21 states that offer legal protections toward individuals based on sexual orientation and only 16 (plus D.C.) that offer protections based on gender identity. If this report is correct, then I’m hoping in the years to come we see both numbers increase regarding state AND federal protections.

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