Michael Blind date will soon find out his gay community rejects him.
Michael, an artist from Winnipeg, will soon have to go through a transition.
The Canadian Press has learned Blind date, who identifies as a cisgender, male, straight, gay man, is transgender.
His first attempt at going public was in 2015 when he announced his transition.
It was to the tune of a $15,000 bail and he spent most of the ensuing months in and out of hospital, he said.
“My life has been a roller coaster,” he said in a statement.
He has not spoken publicly since his first public announcement.
In 2015, Blind date said he had struggled to reconcile his gender identity with his gay and lesbian friends.
He said he would sometimes feel rejected by his friends because of his gender, but would also be bullied because of it.
It was during his transition that he first discovered he was transgenders.
Last week, Blind Date was in Toronto and said he has been struggling with the trans community ever since.
Transgenders have faced violence and discrimination in Canada, including from police and the courts.
Some transgender activists and politicians have said that if we don’t speak out against the violence, more transgenders will not be able to fully identify with their gender identities.
Blind Date said that his own experience as a transgeneer is an example of how homophobia is still very much alive in Canada.
When I was 18, I was going through the process of transition.
I had surgery at a clinic, I got my first job, I had my first relationship, and I felt comfortable.
And then, suddenly, a year later, I would be going through a gender change.
He said the support from the LGBTQ community has been invaluable. “
I felt like I was being rejected from a very young age.”
He said the support from the LGBTQ community has been invaluable.
‘This is the truth’ Blind Date hopes that by sharing his story, the LGBT community will hear the story of transgending.
According to his Facebook page, Blind dates are a “vulnerable population who have historically been the targets of prejudice, violence, and violence by the cisgender community.”
“We have seen this with all LGBTQ+ people in this country, especially trans people.
It is time that the transgends were recognized and supported,” he wrote.
(CBC News’ Andrew Leach contributed to this report.)