Since the 1980s I've listened to transgender girls from the U.S. -- mostly cross-dressers that I knew -- talk about the pain caused by their gender conflict, and the difficulties that it created in their lives in general.
Yet when you read the world news and hear some of the difficulties endured by others, it brings you back to the reality that no matter how hard it was, it wasn't -- for most -- all that bad by comparison.
Imagine a family that kicks you out of the house at age 13, and the struggle of being homeless at that age. By 16 she learned she had HIV.
Now at 33, the transgirl's family has finally accepted her, and she is giving back to others in need. it's an inspiring story.