Citing the suicide of trans teen Leelah Alcorn, 13-year-old Tom Sosnik has come out as trans in a powerful speech
With amazing clarity and insight well beyond his years, Tom tells his audience:
“For a while, I dismissed the fact that I hated my body. I pretended to be content with what I was assigned until, at a certain point, I broke.
“For some of you this may come as a shock, and for others, well, you knew or you thought that I was transgender.
“Well here’s your reassurance: I am no longer Mia. I never really was. And now I finally stand before you in my true and authentic gender identity, as Tom. I stand before you as a 13-year-old boy."
Tom goes on to tell his audience that his announcement should not be treated as gossip but tells friends and family to feel free to ask him questions because “I know the most about my transition.”
Watch Tom’s powerful speech, AFTER THE JUMP…