Sean's Story

Being transgender inherently involves legal difficulties. My struggles with discrimination, documentation, and obtaining health care are what truly encouraged me to apply to law school. I think most people who are trans feel like a minority within a minority. Facing discrimination by other members of the LGBT community has always been particularly difficult for me. If we all looked the same and did exactly the same things, the LGBT community would be horribly boring. All my frustration with the way the LGBT community has been used as a political tool over the past several years led me to joking around about going to law school. I slowly became more serious about it and realized this was a way I could make a positive impact on the community.