Transgender Michigan Teen Shares Story On National Stage

BTL Staff
By | 2014-11-03T09:00:00-04:00 November 3rd, 2014|National, News|

By BTL Staff

Caption: Leo Sheng, courtesy of

People magazine recently featured the story of Michigan teen, Leo Sheng, who is publicly sharing his story of transition by using social media.
Sheng was adopted from China and raised by two moms in Michigan, where his family urged him to embrace his and others’ differences.
By middle school, Sheng began identifying as a transgender man, aided by the comfort he felt from the supportive LGBTQ community and parents around him.
Sheng, who currently attends the University of Michigan, has been using social media to help share his journey of transition with others, including Tumblr and Instagram posts, the latter of which he often participates in by using the hashtag #transformationtuesday. The college freshman has been documenting the emotional and physical details of his journey since the 10th grade, including sharing pictures and even video of post-op procedures.
Sheng has enjoyed talking about his transition online and connecting with other transgender men and women. He hopes his Instagram activity educates others and encourages more transgender individuals to share their stories.

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