Posted February 11, 2019 06:36:30 A transgender man in Nova Scotia says he’s proud to be a transgender man.
“My mother said ‘you’re not racist, you’re just different’ and I was like ‘yeah that’s the truth’,” said Kyle McQuade, who is now 15.
“I’ve had the same experiences with racism as everyone else.
I don’t think racism is the same as transphobia.”
McQuades father was a police officer in Halifax and McQuacks mother is a former police officer.
“Growing up in the public schools I felt like I had to prove myself,” McQuADE said.
“So I started living as a girl.
The family moved to New Brunswick, where McQuases parents divorced and he had his first child, before moving back to Nova Scotia to be with his mother. “
People started coming out of the woodwork and telling me things and I just kind of kept it real.”
The family moved to New Brunswick, where McQuases parents divorced and he had his first child, before moving back to Nova Scotia to be with his mother.
He said it was only after his daughter’s first birthday that he began to transition.
“You could tell that she was getting better, and I started seeing her more often,” Mcquades father said.
But after a year in the province, he said he was diagnosed with a form of Down Syndrome and left the province.
“That’s when I realized I was transgender,” he said.
The family decided to return to Nova, where he said the health care system was better.
“It’s been a struggle, but the doctors were always kind and supportive,” he added.
McQuikes mother was diagnosed as Down Syndrome when she was only 16.
“She has a very hard time talking to people because she’s not a normal person, and people treat her as a special case,” McQueen said.
McQueen was treated with hormones, surgery and a pacemaker, and has since become a certified nurse-midwife.
“As a trans man I am going to have to learn to accept myself as I am,” McQueade said.