NU News | CCIS Transgender student shares coming-out story

October 7, 2015

Alex Ahmed had already told most of her friends, breaking the news in one nerve-​​racking con­ver­sa­tion after another. But now she wanted to make it Face­book offi­cial. It was June 19, the third Friday of the month—her 26th birthday. “Dear everyone!” Ahmed began, writing on her Face­book wall. “I feel like this is a good time to make this post. I’m transgender—I iden­tify as female and use she/​her pro­nouns. As Biggie said,” she added, refer­ring to the late Noto­rious B.I.G., “If ya don’t know, now ya know.”