Some may recognize Tiq Milan from MTV‘s 2007 reality series, I’m From Rolling Stone, where several aspiring writers competed for a chance to win a full-time position with the entertainment magazine. Back then, he still went by his birth name, Tika, and responded to “she.â€ Today, however, the education specialist/HIV prevention counselor and editor-in-chief of IKONS Magazine, a LGBT lifestyle publication, lives life as a transgender man.
As part of BlackEnterprise.com continued coverage of the Black LGBT community, we sat down with Milan to discuss his journey from a womanhood to manhood, the difference between being gay and being transgender, and what impact his transition has had on his career.
Videographer: Melissa Johnson.
Be sure to pick up the July 2011 issue of Black Enterprise on Black & Gay in Corporate America when it hits national newsstands July 19th.