One week in, and this has already been a Pride month unlike any other. But one thing remains the same, and that’s radical acceptance for any and all members of the LGBTQ+ community, wherever they are in their journey.
For former X-Factor star Trevi Moran, that journey has led her to publicly coming out as a transgender woman. She shared the news in an emotional video posted to her YouTube channel on Saturday, and opened the video by saying:
“Hi. My name is Trevi Moran. I am a transgender female. It’s a good start. I can’t believe I just said that out loud. I’ve dealt with this feeling my entire life, and I know that I’m a woman deep down. It’s just a feeling. You know.”
The YouTuber, who appeared on Tana Mongeau’s webshow MTV No Filter, has been open with fans about her struggles in the past. She’s been vocal about dealing with alcoholism and previously posted a video in 2017 about questioning her identity as a cisgender gay man. In her coming out video, she explained:
“I hit a rock in my journey in 2017 when I thought I wasn’t transgender because I thought that people were pushing me to be transgender. No, I just had a lot of demons back then — a lot of eating disorder stuff, self-confidence issues. It wasn’t the time for me to come out back then. But now I’m here, and I’m transgender.”
She shared her original plan for coming out included a photo shoot, music, and even a show, but didn’t feel right “glamorizing it and trying to capitalize off it.” But, feeling “sick of waiting,” she decided to post this announcement instead. She continued:
“I’m going through a lot right now. I am two months in on hormones. My brain is just everywhere. I am so hormonal, I mean my ass is getting fat as f**k. And I’m growing breasts, and it hurts. I’m going through a lot right now, and all just because I just want to be me, and self-express myself.”
Trevi also revealed she’d been documenting her transition, among other major life events including a relapse and rehab stint. “I don’t know how I’m gonna do it, but I’m gonna sell a f**kin’ show,” she promised fans.
The 21-year-old concluded with an important message for any fan who may be struggling. She said:
“If you’re ever lost, just don’t go out, go in. Go in and find yourself. Because going out and distracting yourself defeats the purpose.”
What a powerful message!
We thank you for your courage Trevi!
Ch-ch-check out her video (below):
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