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Naked and Transgender?

From the New York Times : Quince Mountain  " Quince Mountain is the first openly transgender person to be on “Naked and Afraid,” Discovery’s reality TV show in which participants try to survive 21 days in the wilderness.  His episode  debuted this month" Here's an excerpt: "I’m lying under an uneven canopy of foliage, sharp gravel digging into my back. I try not to think of the jungle rain as unceasing. I try to feel it, drop by drop. Sometimes a drop hits a spot where my skin is cut or burned away, and I feel a little thrill. I am camped along the bank of the Corinto River, in a rain forest in Atl├íntida, Honduras ,  and have been for nine days. I’m alone: the partner I started this 21-day challenge with went home five days ago. This is miserable, but I feel fortunate. Growing up knowing I was a boy when everyone around me considered me a girl — and not a very good one — already taught me how to survive alone. Being naked in this remote   jungle is a r