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Oliver Cuthbert steps onto The Blinds stage blows them away

Oliver Cuthbert
Oliver Cuthbert

Fifteen-year-old Oliver Cuthbert has friends who transitioned putting an end to their singing and knew what it could mean to him. Transitioning, the one thing he had to do, might have meant the end the one thing that he loves the most. Transition for many of us means sacrificing love for authenticity but for Oliver Cuthbert, it is just the beginning.

“It was really scary it might mean that my voice might change to the point where I couldn’t sing anymore.”

This courageous young man has a lesson for all us.

“It was definitely the scariest performance I’ve ever done, I’ve never done something that big before,” he told 9Honey of his audition.

“It didn’t really hit me until I was standing behind the doors about to go on stage.”

Oliver told The Voice that his transition was the biggest challenge to his singing. He had been performing since age six recalling his first performance. “I spent the who time on stage just looking for my parents”.

My transition from female to male means that I can look and act exactly like I want to now, and it means that I can present myself like I want to.”

Kelli Busey
Kelli, Busey is managing editor at Planet Transgender


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