Michael Alongi was born in a female body, but he discovered at an early age that there are social and medical barriers to expressing his male identity.
CapRadio healthcare reporter Sammy Caiola profiled Michael and his mother Jeanne in December 2018. They spoke frankly about the challenges of navigating a healthcare system run by doctors who are still catching up with the concept of “non-binary.”
They joined Insight with Beth Ruyak to share Michael’s story, starting with his earliest experiences trying to fit in.
Community Resources for Transgender Youth
- The Landing Spot
- Ally Moms
- Gender Health Center
- Sacramento LGBT Community Center
- Transgender Law Center
- Trans Lifeline
- National Center for Transgender Equality
- Gender Spectrum