Alex Fontus 

Hello Guys, My name is Alex, I go by Al, or whichever you’re comfortable with. I was born and raised in Miami, Florida. As a child I always knew that I was a boy. Whether in school, church, or home I always hung around my brother, male cousins and friends. I’ve been trans since the age of 10. My mother and father are both from the islands, they always had different beliefs. For so many years they didn’t accept me for who I was. My mother Would always get so angry because I chose to play with the boys. She would say, “I had two children, a boy and a girl.” I’d always find a way to ensure that she understood and respected my feelings. I’d tell my mother, “ I’m not a girl, I’m a boy”. Neither my mother nor father went for that. They figured that giving me beatings would change me, however it only made things worse. My parents always told me “that the devil was using my brain” and figured that signing me up for counseling would help. Nevertheless, I’m here to tell you that it didn’t work. My father grew to understand and respect my transition after so many years. However, being a trans man before knowing what trans was, was very difficult for me. Over the last few months, I finally began my hormone therapy. I’m very pleased to say that I’m very comfortable with who I am. Others opinions and thoughts no longer matter. I’m proud to say, “ I’M A PROUD BLACK TRANS MAN. Always remember no one can define who you are! Always walk with your head held high. United We Stand “TRANS MEN ROCK” Pronouns: HE;HIS;HIM