“Here’s to being a girly boy instead of a boyish girl”

Stumbled upon this lovely short documentary on Calvin Neufeld, a Mennonite who transitioned from female to male with the support of his family and community. He’s written some terrific articles for Xtra but seeing him in this video really brings home once again how courageous this decision is, how open and strong both Calvin and the people around him have been.

As Jaime Woo wrote in Torontoist yesterday, “While gay rights in Canada are among the most progressive in the world, trans rights falls behind other groups considerably.” More stories like this will hopefully begin to repair that problem:

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About Scott Dagostino

An arts & culture journalist who's the bastard love child of Van Morrison and Jessica Mitford
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