This trans guy wants you to know his powerful before and after story
This trans guy has shared his inspiring story on Instagram – and wants everybody to see it.
Musician Jaimie Wilson, who uses the Instagram name Tboy61915, has shared his before and after pics, and been inundated with responses from across the world.
Mr Wilson said people shouldn’t “judge a book by its cover”.
He wrote: “I am posting this picture to show that not everyone has to show ‘signs’ to be transgender.”
The musician and model has amassed more than 100,000 followers on the picture sharing website, with more than 12,000 people liking his ‘before and after’ post.
He added: “This life is about finding yourself and becoming YOU.
“No one’s journey is the same…so stop comparing yourself to others.
“When I came out people refused to believe I was a man because of how ‘Feminine’ I presented for 18 years.
“So why am I posting this comparison?
“Because I want people to see it doesn’t matter what some LOOKS like…if someone has the guts to tell you ‘I’m transgender’ ‘I’m gay” “I’m bisexual’ anything like that PLEASE BELIEVE them and be there for them because stereotypes need to be broken.”
While people from around the world have congratulated him on his bravery, his own family were less accepting.
According to a facebook post, he has lost his parents and wider family since coming out as trans.
“Coming out as transgender was the best and worst day of my life thus far.
“I miss having my family in my life…I miss my parents being proud of me…but you know what I don’t miss?
“I don’t miss the nights I laid alone battling with my feelings…I don’t miss waiting for everyone to leave the house so I could put on masculine clothes and tuck my long hair under a hat…I don’t miss hiding.”
Using the handle #TransGuyTwitter, the trans men of the internet are showing off themselves and it could not make us any happier.
The response has been all around positive too, with everyone in the community cheering each other on.