Born in the Wrong Body

I’m up in the middle of the night for no reason whatsoever, so I wanted to let people know they should keep an eye out for an MSNBC program called Born in the Wrong Body. We caught it tonight & were pleased to see the focus on a younger trans generation, since their situation is sometimes very different than ours.

I especially loved a male partner’s description of being with a transwoman, which he explained by saying: say you like hamburgers but you don’t like fries, & someone offers you a happy meal – you’re not going to turn down the whole thing just because there’s one part of it you don’t like.

Clever. I wanted to wish all the young adults and the author Cris Beam – whose book Transparent is (I think) the impetus behind both this show & Barbara Walters’ upcoming 4/27 show on trans youth – the best of luck.

(& We are, of course, discussing it over on the mHB message boards, though feel free to post a comment here if you’d prefer.)

Helen Boyd

is the author of My Husband Betty and She's Not the Man I Married.


  1. Anything that will serve to edjucate the general public about TG people, but especialy youth, is a good thing I sure would like to see the world be a nicer place for all GLBT youth, but it’s especialy hard for Tran’s youth, so good !


  2. The MSNBC program “Born in the Wrong Body” will (re)air May 3 at 12am and 9 pm Central time.


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