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“I realized that the more trans people who are in the light will create awareness for trans people,” says the 30-something Smith, who grew up in Brooklyn.
“We are all just trying to live, and it’s great to have this platform, so I’m very happy to be on the show.” Smith’s journey to success, however, was not easy.
star formerly known as Charice Pempengco, says life since coming out as transgender has been "surreal."What started out as simply changing his screen name so he wouldn’t “be stuck in [the] past" has turned into a flurry of articles about the star's identity, a buzz that Zyrus didn't intend to create."I just thought that I was going to change my social networking sites’ user names, and I just didn’t think that everyone would pick it up," the singer explained. everyone was talking about it, I was like, ‘I guess this is the perfect time.’ It was Pride Month and I just saw that everything was happening in the right place, right time and I started talking about it.”Following his coming out via Twitter and Instagram in June, the singer, 25, spoke with USA TODAY about his transgender journey, music career and life since his recent name change.
Not only surprised by the buzz his name change created, Zyrus, who lives in the Philippines, was also surprised with how accepting his fans have been of the news."When I thought about finally coming out as a transgender man, I didn’t think a lot of people would actually agree to it and accept me, but I was surprised with the love and support," he said.
"When I asked [Carrera] about any anatomical changes that had taken place during her transition, she balked, and so did some of you," said Couric in the follow-up segment.
"Now, even if some thought my question was off base, I wanted to make sure my question — and Carmen's answer —stayed in the show as a teachable moment for me, as well as our viewers." Lesson 5: Trans People Aren't "Enigmas" or "Something to Be Studied"If you want to see what it looks like when a transgender person's humanity is ignored instead of celebrated, ancient interviews of Christine Jorgensen are perfect blueprints for what not to ask.
Singer and actor Charice Pempengco says “my soul is male” during an episode of Where Are They Now? “I knew [I was gay] when I was 5″, admitted the former Glee star.
Here is Charice singing Lady Gaga’s Telephone with Lea Michele.
Pyne actually asks Jorgensen how "transvestites" can be called normal.
Along the way, they stop treating the person their interviewing at least as well as they'd like to be treated in the same situation.
Perhaps no one has exhibited that point better than Janet Mock when creatively turning the table on Fuzion host Alicia Menendez — who was a willing participant in this experiment and said she'd never as clearly considered how questions seemed when on the receiving end.
Couric made up for her mistakes by educating herself before her next trans interview.
Although the days when failing big as a journalist interviewing a transgender person are hopefully coming to an end, as Katie Couric learned you still might get a second chance.
But instead of taking the opportunity to interview actress Laverne Cox and model-performer Carmen Carrera about important transgender topics on her talk show, , Couric's interview went inappropriately south.