Draper saidI don't get OWN so I didn't see the documentary, but I saw her on Oprah the other day. It's so fascinating and complicated what a person has to undergo in order to change their sex. Now all he needs to do is lose some weight.
When I look at Chaz I don't really see a male or a female, so I'm unsure if he's going to get more masculine looking or if his transformation is complete. His partner is in an unusual situation: she's a lesbian but Chaz is now a man so she's a lesbian in a hetero relationship. It's kind of mixed up but they went through some turmoil and it seems to be working out for them now.
From what I know transmen tend to look more "masculine" the
longer they're on T. Age and genetics play a part in this as well.
I applaud Chaz for his bravery and for being true to himself.
As for he and his relationship, I'm sure they've talked about
the effect that his transition would have on their relationship
and have worked it out. Last fall I went to a wedding for two
friends, one of whom is a transman the other a lesbian.
They both still strongly consider themselves queer.
His wife still identifies as a lesbian despite now being in
what appears to most as a hetero relationship. They are
truly an amazing and inspirational couple! She's done a
great doc on transfolk called "Diagnosing Difference."
Anyone interested should check it out.
Back to Chazz....I wish all the best to Chaz and his partner!