Man Identifies As Disabled Woman, Uses Wheelchair ‘Almost All The Time’

In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 photo, paraplegic hunter Gary Dupuis, Ashburnham, Mass., waits in his all-terrain wheelchair, equipped with a shooting rack for his shotgun, while deer hunting in Devens, Mass. The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife officials and volunteers have run a program that gets paraplegic hunters into the woods to hunt for deer during a special season. This year's hunt was held over this past weekend at five sites throughout the state, giving people who use wheelchairs a recreational opportunity they wouldn't otherwise get. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

At a glance

  • A man in Norway is sparking outrage on social media after he was sympathetically interviewed about his decision to begin identifying as a disabled woman.
  • On October 28, Good Morning Norway (God Morgen Norge, GMN) aired an interview with Jørund Viktoria Alme, 53, an able-bodied male who now identifies as a disabled woman. In the interview, Alme stated that he had always wished he had been born a woman who was paralyzed from the waist down.
  • Alme, a senior credit analyst for Handelsbanken in Oslo, has received positive coverage in Norwegian media since he first announced his trans-disability publicly on Facebook in 2020. He has given several interviews, often alongside his wife, Agnes Mjålseth.

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