WATCH: Being Black & Transgender

In a candid interview, journalist Tiq Milan breaks down his transition from a woman to a man

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Transgender journalist Tiq Milan

Journalist Tiq Milan gives perspective to the struggles of being transgendered

Some may recognize Tiq Milan from MTV’s 2007 reality series, I’m From Rolling Stone, where several aspiring writers competed for a chance to win a full-time position with the entertainment magazine. Back then, he still went by his birth name, Tika, and responded to “she.” Today, however, the education specialist/HIV prevention counselor and editor-in-chief of IKONS Magazine, a LGBT lifestyle publication, lives life as a transgender man.

As part of continued coverage of the Black LGBT community, we sat down with Milan to discuss his journey from a womanhood to manhood, the difference between being gay and being transgender, and what impact his transition has had on his career.

Videographer: Melissa Johnson.

Be sure to pick up the July 2011 issue of Black Enterprise on Black & Gay in Corporate America when it hits national newsstands July 19th.

  • gomee

    the women of color in technology. There’s plenty of us, but our media usually gives so much attention to the athletes, singers and actresses who deserve recognition, but it’s nice to see a balance. Thank you
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  • kat

    What an abomination. As it was in the days of Lot…….