“I hope for people to understand that transitioning doesn’t completely change who someone is as a person. Yeah, transitioning will probably make someone happier, but they still have the same soul. I hope for trans people to realize that words like ‘son’ and ‘daughter’ really mean the same thing as long as you are loved unconditionally and treated with respect.” Cassata told the Huffington Post.
He continued, “I hope for people to realize that every individual’s transition is different and there’s no set way to transition. We just need to be ourselves.”