A singer who changed gender

It is important not to force expectations on transgender people but to allow them autonomy over their own lives and treat them with respect. If medically transitioning for example, is not something a person would like to pursue, this does not make them any ‘less’ trans, but simply means their transition may look different from what is often expected of transgender people. Many statistics show alarmingly high rates of depression, anxiety and suicidality within the transgender community. Mental illness is often not associated directly with being transgender, but with the stigma and discrimination that transgender people face in daily life.