Construction worker transitions to woman – by Tim Cwiek

For Karen Diane Thomas, a construction worker, transitioning to the opposite gender hasn’t been an easy road.

Twice in her journey, Thomas reverted back to presenting as a male, due in large part to workplace harassment. At one point, she underwent breast-reduction surgery so that she could assume her former identity, as Ken.

“I was isolated and hassled at work,” she said. “I got death threats. I had guys saying they want to kill me, fight me in the parking lot, different goofy stuff.”