Not everyone is comfortable with his or her own skin. In fact, millions of individuals around the world feel strongly that they were born into a different sex. Thankfully nowadays, science and modern technology provide these individuals with the opportunity to correct that mistake and be in the gender they want to be. In the medical world, it is known as Gender Identity Disorder (GID) or Gender Dysphoria. GID is not a mental illness, rather what needs to be addressed are the anxiety, stress and depression that go with it.
So many brave men and women have taken the step to be open about their true selves. The road to embracing their true sexuality is often not easy. Here are 10 amazing before and after transgender transformations from both sexes — male to female and female to male. It is astounding to see what hormone therapy and modern technology can do to help these individuals. Enjoy the slideshow.
A former US Marine named Matthew has recently underwent an amazing transformation after taking hormone therapy to turn into 33-year-old beautiful Sona Avedian. The former US marine has served six tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, gotten married and raised a daughter before deciding to come out. Sona currently lives in Austin, Texas.
A famous figure in the LGBT community, Buck Angel is an adult filmmaker and male transgender. While he is now successful in the world of adult film, he admits it hadn’t been easy. He lived with his secret for years and worked as a female professional model, unhappy with his identity & existence.
Buck Angel was 2007 winner of Adult Video News Award ‘Transsexual Performer of the Year’. He is now an LGBT advocate, lecturer, educator and writer.