Making Mr. Wright

Memoirs of a Black Female-To-Male Transsexual

by Reno Prestige Wright

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/14/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 84
ISBN : 9781452567143
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 84
ISBN : 9781452567150

About the Book

Making Mr. Wright is a rare look into the spiritual journey of a black FTM transman. It offers a dangerous and heart wrenching depiction of how a young black female navigated through poverty, social oppression, gender dysphoria, and suicidal tendencies, ultimately finding Jesus along the way. This book starts at the end and ends with a return to the beginning.

About the Author

Reno Prestige Wright has been an activist for the LGBT community for over sixteen years. He has participated in landmark projects and historical events such as GLSEN educational documentary “Teaching Respect for All” and more recently Wolfgang Busch’s ballroom documentary, “How Do I Look.” In Philadelphia, Reno is considered the father of the Transman Movement and has received multiple awards for his service contributions. Reno now serves as coordinator of North Penn Baptist Church Outreach Ministry, the first program targeting sexual and gender minorities in the church’s 117-year history. Reno sincerely wants to discredit the belief that God doesn’t love LGBT people. This was the basis for his suicidal tendencies, and it is also a huge lie! He wants to share his story so that anyone who questions the love of God—including and especially gays—will know that God loves them, too. Reno lived in one of the toughest neighborhoods in Philadelphia, surrounded by drugs, poverty, and violence; living the lie that was his life was a tricky maneuver for a child. From Frederick Douglass Elementary School to Neumann University, Reno hit all the loonie bins, jail cells, and drug houses in between. This is the beginning of the true story of Reno Prestige Wright, father of the Philadelphia Transman Movement.