Commemorating a rite passage from one gender to another

  • July 27, 2007

A “Rite of passage”: as sentient beings we all, at some point, have a significant event that marks a change in our lives. When we live through our childhood into adulthood… those teenage years when decisions are made that affect the rest of our lives, marriage, disease, new life… so many, many instances. But, by all means, there is obviously a rite of passage when one who lives as one gender, begins to experience life in the other gender.

For me, it was finding acceptance and unconditional love from my family and friends… when the “pronouns” changed, and the world recognized me for the gender I had always felt myself to be.