Transgender: Changing the Physical to Match Sexual Identity

Jul 12, 2012

With eight states legalizing same-sex marriage and the end of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” rule that barred gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military a dramatic shift in public opinion has occurred over the last 15 years.

In the state of Maryland there has even been a shift in the polls over a measure on the November ballot that would legalize same sex marriage in the state.

In Delaware the state legislature approved a measure that recognized same sex civil unions.

While a majority of Americans nationwide now favor same sex marriage those who are transgender are often left out of the conversation.

In part one of our series we heard their personal stories of how they cope with a society that does not necessarily welcome them so easily.

In part two Delmarva Public Radio’s Jamyla Krempel talks with those who are considering changing their bodies to fit their sexual identity.