For the estimated 0.6 percent of people in Berrien County who are transgender, being misgendered and disrespected is a daily reality. 

Transgender is an umbrella term for persons whose gender identity or gender expression does not conform to that typically associated with the sex to which they were assigned at birth.

Being transgender in Southwest Michigan

Freya Gilbert speaks with The Herald-Palladium on Friday at The Phoenix Coffeeshop in Benton Harbor.