Nadine Smith

Coming Out Trans: What Would You Do?

Filed By Nadine Smith | March 15, 2012 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Transgender & Intersex
Tags: bullying, Equality Florida, pflag, reality tv, suicide, teen, television show, transgender, What Would You Do

Friends of mine who are also members of Equality Florida were up North late last year visiting family when they stopped for a meal at a roadside diner. Behind their booth they could hear a woman berating her child for identifying as transgender.

Betsy and Ron are also PFLAGers who couldn't sit by in silence as the teenager sobbed beneath the mother's abuse. They spoke up and engaged them both, comforting the teen and educating the mom.

Only then did Betsy notice a tall fellow striding her way who looked very familiar. Then she saw the cameraman. They were part of the television show What Would You Do? set up.

Here's the segment that aired on ABC

(Crossposted at the Equality Florida blog.)

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