I spoke to my old friend Brian Belovitch – whom I knew in the ’80s as trans party girl/caberet chanteuse Tish Gervais – and who has since retransitioned to Brian and written a book about his journey “from boy to girl to woman to man.” The book is poignant and often harrowing – an instant classic of the “survivor” genre. You HAVE to read it, ASAP.
Watch the interview below.
And get your copy of Transfigured here.
“Brian Belovitch has looked at life from both sides now and emerged triumphant. A pretty boy who went on to full womanhood, Brian spent many years as Tish Gervais, a voluptuous army wife and then glamorous New York party creature/chanteuse, soaking in the dazzle of the 1980s club scene. But there was a price—along with the gift bags and photo ops were drugs, booze, and serious self-esteem issues. Emerging out of a state of exciting but hollow glamour, Tish re-emerged as Brian again, transitioning back to his male state and finding a grounded, loving life with a mission, a husband, and sobriety. Having transitioned twice until getting it right, Belovitch has a story that is unique and riveting, and he relates it with the breathless passion of a master storyteller.” —Michael Musto, author of Fork on the Left and Village Voicecolumnist