This is very interesting because it's so new to everyone. I've known many trans women over the years that I've met in the gay community, mostly in gay bars, but I honestly never knew any trans men. At least I don't think I've known any trans men. It's hard to tell because I may have know a closeted trans man. Either way, though, my support has always been there...even now...without comment or judgment. And I plan to spread my support far and wide.
Chiyo is transgender and, in April next year, he'll be standing on stage with a group of other men - who aren't trans - to be judged in what is ultimately a male beauty contest.
Here's a link to more. There's a photo, too. They are very attractive.
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