At The Boston Phoenix, Rumpus contributor Thomas Page McBee writes about undergoing his own transition while making sense of the many public stories of transgender people that also occurred throughout the past year.

“Going on hormones was scary. I was afraid of being alone, misunderstood, alien. And [Chaz] Bono complicated things for me. I didn’t see myself in his story, but he was suddenly my mascot.”

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →