Stunning Before And After Photos Depict The Journey Of Gender Confirmation Surgery

December 8, 2014 2:58 PM

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Stunning Before And After Photos Depict The Journey Of Gender Confirmation Surgery

"Freedom, progress, diversity, respect." These are the goals photographer Claudia Gonzalez expressed to The Huffington Post. They serve as the ambitious hopes behind her photography project "Reassign." The striking series features before-and-after diptychs of individuals undergoing gender confirmation surgery in Cuba, and in doing so, immortalizes an identity that's all too often denied.

Contemporary Cuba has made great strides in LGBT rights since the 1960s, when many gay men were forced into labor camps under Fidel Castro's rule. However, many employers still hang on to their prejudices, making it difficult for transgender individuals to find access to jobs and education. Some fac...

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