Friday 20th October 2017,

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ABS CBN: Filipino American model comes out as transgender Woman

posted by Randall

Geena RoceroA Filipino American fashion model came out as a transgender woman Monday, and picked a high profile platform to do it.

She spoke at the TED conference in Manila, reports ABS CBN.

Geena Rocero says she’s felt like a girl since she was 5.

When she was 19, it was her parents who encouraged her to move from the Philippines to the United States and change her gender from male to female.Geena Rocero

She went to Thailand to have a sex change operation and moved to the United States as a woman.

When she became a fashion model, she thought she had made it. But she was reluctant to come out as a transgender, until now.

“This very moment is my real coming out. I can no longer live my truth for and by myself. I want to do my best to help others live their truth without shame and terror,” she said.

You can read more about her story on ABS CBN

 

(An earlier version of this story incorrectly used the word transgender as a noun. We apologize for the error).

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8 Comments

  1. Tita Aida says:

    RE: ABS CBN: Filipino American model comes out as transgender: I don’t think she said she was gay???

    1. Randall says:

      RE: ABS CBN: Filipino American model comes out as a transgender and Tita Aida’s comment about whehter Geena said she was gay: Good question, Tita. I double checked and she did not say she was gay. Not all transgender people are gay. I have corrected that in the article.

    2. xylek says:

      RE: Filipino American model comes out as transgender: Seriously, does she really have to mention that? Have you watched the video yet?

  2. Happy says:

    RE: Filipino American model comes out as transgender: Good thing she comes out and tell the truth. That is very nice of her, not to fool people.Very good example to people who want to be true to themselves. Even though she did not mention she is Transgender, I can tell she is! But I’m happy for her!

  3. Nashingun says:

    RE: Filipino American model comes out as transgender: Everything about her is not real even her present figure. No one can change what God hath given you, even you yourself, the rest are deception. Too bad the world today has gone too far twisting truth from error just to satisfy self.

    1. utakgreenpeas says:

      RE: Comment from Christian regarding Filipino American model comes out as transgender: Not everyone believes in your god nor does everyone has a religion you moron

    2. foxhound says:

      RE: Filipino American model comes out as transgender: Opinion is heard, but completely ignored. Your version of truth and error does not apply to everyone.

  4. jhaz says:

    RE: Filipino American model comes out as transgender: People please watch before you comment. Thanks!

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