“Damn I’m going to be a gorgeous man,” Lou Sullivan wrote 40 years ago in one of his personal diaries. Sullivan, who died in 1991 at the age of 39 due to complications from AIDS, was a pioneering transgender activist in the 1970s and 1980s.
Liam was born female and began, in his late teens, transitioning to male. He went to several doctors before finding one who would agree to start him on testosterone. Others acted awkwardly when he told them he was transitioning and said they’d never prescribed hormones for a trans patient before.