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Rizi Timane

Author and Writer

Rizi Xavier Timane is a female-to-male transgender performer and trans-specialist coach who advocates for transgender rights. Born and raised in Nigeria, he currently lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife Christina. His recent memoir, "An Unspoken Compromise" is an bestseller. In 2012, Rizi founded The Happy Transgender Center and established the Rizi Timane Annual Transgender Surgery Scholarship, which provides financial support to others as they transition. To date, five trans surgeries have been funded through the scholarship. Later in 2017, Rizi will be featured in the docu-series OUTrageous Season Two.