When he was 24, Ryan Oliver attended a conference in Milwaukee of transgendered youth. That's when his true nature began to dawn on him. He realized that he had only adopted the label "lesbian" because of his biological gender. After he began working as a youth services manager at Affirmations in 2008, he slowly transformed his outward appearance to match his male sexual identity.
Hear Oliver's story in his own words in this episode of Model D TV shot and produced by Tom Hendrickson.