Re: "I Am A Transsexual Sportswriter."
Originally Posted by Joseph
Why a different last name? Is [s]he still not the child of his/her parents?
Commonly, after undergoing the procedure, the transgendered individual will change both their first and last name as a symbolic/psychological cutting of ties with their previous identity.
"It's easier to give up. I'm not a very vocal player. I lead by example. I take the attitude that I've got to go out and do it. Because of who I am, I've got to give everything I've got to come back."
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