Texas Tech offers transgender workshop to help men sound feminine

Texas Tech offers transgender workshop to help men sound feminine
Transgender flag. (Image via St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

[Ed. – I don’t know. Have you ever seen Texas Tech?  Or Lubbock, Texas?  I mean, are there any men within a 500-mile radius who want to sound feminine?  It seems like there must be a Red Raider joke just waiting for this one.]

The program offers transgender individuals the chance to “work on vocal presentation” with coaching by professional speech pathologists who help them develop the correct pitch and voice qualities that fit with their new gender identities.

Two speech therapists, Angela Van Sickle and James Dembowski, head up the program, which is offered by the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center Speech Language & Hearing Clinic, according to Texas Tech’s website. …

Most group members are transitioning from male to female, Van Sickle said. …

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Voice training for transgender individuals is a growing field, and courses are available online as well as at college campuses.

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