posted my "coming out" note as my first post as a new contributor for Huffington Post! http://t.co/kfUuiqGI
Powerful, brave piece from Sarah McBride, student body prez of AU. She came out as transgender on our page today - http://t.co/WwMW4wBf
Transgender student president reveals new name, birthday5/13/2012
Ah, spring! With the rebirth of nature comes the urge to clean and start fresh, the burst of bud into blossom and the coming-out of young people as transgender. Hey, it might be a thing! Against Me!'s Tom Gabel came out earlier this week, and now the 21-year-old outgoing student president of American University In Washington D.C. has put an editorial in the campus newspaper, "The Eagle," candidly confessing a lifetime of gender conflict and announcing a new birthday, May 5, which was the first day she lived openly as a woman on campus. Sarah McBride's editorial is being praised as a remarkable step forward from the bullying that has historically dogged LGBT students and claimed the life of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi in 2010.
What do you think of Sarah's candid essay?