Lia Bordon, recently distinguished with the Golden Tiffany, an accolade for the Personality of the Year awarded by the Slovenian LGBT community, spent the initial 42 years of her life as a man.
The world came to know Lia Bordon’s narrative two years ago. Her journey began by confiding in her therapist, then moving on to her wife, children, parents, and perhaps the most challenging part, revealing her truth to herself. Through her heartfelt confession, public advocacy, unflinching honesty, and the recent honor she received, she aspires to lend a hand to transgender individuals grappling with fear, rejection, and significant mental anguish. She aims to smooth their transition into a new life – because transgender people are here, they have always been amongst us. They pose no threat; they are not defined by mental illness. Their uniqueness lies in experiencing their gender identity as different from the one imposed by their biological sex. Being transgender is not a choice; it’s their inherent identity from birth.