Our Town Reno

Sherrie Scaffidi, A Veteran Transgender Woman, Helping Others in Northern Nevada

Episode Summary

“I've known since I was nine that I was a little bit different than everybody else,” Sherrie Scaffidi says. “But back then there was not a lot of information about people who were like I was. So I kept it hidden and I didn't do much about it. I told my late wife I think in the early 1990s. It didn't go over well at all, so I kept it hidden. She passed away in 2012, and that's when I decided that I was going to live my life the way I was supposed to be. So I started cross hormone therapy and in 2015 I came out to my three grown children. And I haven't looked back since then.” Scaffidi, 72, is a transgender woman who came out to the world at the age of 65 in the year 2015. She’s well know in Reno at Our Center, and from her involvement in various groups including with PFLAG, an organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents, families, and allies and with TAG, the Transgender Allies Group. Here she tells her story with reporter Kingkini Sengupta.