Monday, November 27th 2017 we welcome Tony Ferraiolo to the show to share his story of coming into his own. Tony is the last guest to be joining GayTalk2.0 for this years Transgender Spotlight month.
Tony Ferraiolo is a Certified Life Coach, Transgender Youth Advocate based in New Haven, Connecticut. In 2008 Tony started several support groups to support transgender youth and their families, the groups meet concurrently, providing a complete support system for these families, drawing families from New York and throughout New England. Over the last nine years, these groups have served over 450 families.
In 2008, Tony started a binder drive and has sent over 300 binders to trans teens and adults throughout the world.
Tony has dedicated himself both to promoting competent and respectful health care for the transgender community, educating providers and advocating on behalf of patients and training educators on providing a safe and respectful space for transgender children to learn. Over the past ten years, he has delivered trainings to more than 10,000 people around the country.
Tony is the subject of the award-winning documentary “A Self-Made Man” and the Author of the book “Artistic Expressions of Transgender Youth”.
Tony is also the Co-Founder of the Jim Collins Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises money to fund gender-confirming surgeries.
Beyond this list of inspiring accomplishments, Tony is known for infusing his stories of the struggles of transition with insight, humor, and compassion.
For more information, visit Tony’s Website by clicking here.