Kyle Penniman is a Phoenix transgender who struggled with his gender identity for many years until he decided to transition from female to male in 2012. Many transsexuals do not feel congruency with gender assigned at birth and have lifelong difficulties with gender dysphoria. Fortunately, Mr. Penniman made the decision to commit to a gender transition and has been satisfied that it was the correct decision.
Courtney Penniman struggled with gender identity issues for many years. In 2012, he decided to transition from female to male and has since lived his life identifying as a transgender male. As a trans man, he has become more confident in who he is and feels gender congruency. He offers his support to anyone who struggles with gender dysphoria.
Courtney Penniman is an Arizona transgender male identifying as a male since February 2012. This gender transition is a result of a long history of experiencing a persistent and authentic difference between his assigned sex and his understanding of his own gender. This gender incongruency is called gender dysphoria, which is estimated to affect at least 1% of the population. Since his transition from female to male, he has become more accepting of his gender.
Courtney Penniman made the transition from female to male on February 17, 2012. As a well-known member of the Phoenix LGBT Community, his decision to make the gender transition was supported by his friends and family. Unlike other transgender men, he has not felt the discrimination that is widespread against trans people.
Courtney Penniman made the transition from female to male on February 17, 2012. He admits to feeling uncomfortable with how his gender was identified by others from early on, but was not able to recognize that he was transgender until much later in life. With the support of friends in the Phoenix Gay Community and other trans people, he was able to accept that he needed a gender transition in order to fully accept himself and his place in society. This is called gender congruence because it indicates a congruence between what a person feels on the inside and how they appear on the outside. As Kyle Penniman, he has been able to keep his job, stay with his family and friends and maintain his support network—while enjoying life much more fully because he has transitioned.