Meet Glee's First Transgender Contestant

Thursday, March 28, 2013

When we're born, we have no choice as to our families, our race, our economic situation, or our gender. Many of us go through life knowing only what it's like to be a woman, or a man. But for some, the biology they're born with is so unbearable, and feels so unnatural, that they choose to transition to the other gender. These individuals have the unique experience of having lived as both genders.

That's the case for Tyler Ford. Tyler was born female, but never took on that identity, and decided as a young adult to make the transition to become male. As an aspiring singer, Tyler became the first transgender contestant on the Glee Project, the reality show where real people can audition to appear on Glee.


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Guests:

Tyler Ford

Produced by:

Tyler Adams and Arwa Gunja

Comments [1]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

Everyone should feel comfortable in their own skin, and should be whoever they want to be.

Mar. 28 2013 04:19 PM

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