As a millennial born in the late ’80s, Shaun Connors
“For me, coming out online was a good, first easy way to test the waters with my friends and see ‘is this my identity?'” says Connors, chapter engagement manager with
During his teen years, Connors tested coming out as transgender through different online platforms, such as chat forums, Facebook, and Craigslist. He stumbled upon a digital chat forum with trans people and, for the first time in his life, didn’t use his birth name.