Tiffany Woods left her office in Fremont one day last week to meet with a 17-year-old boy who identifies as a girl and has been rejected by her family.
Woods is working with the youth to help her finish high school, set goals, think about a job and understand that she is not alone.
"This girl's family is traditional Catholic Latino," says Woods. "They expect their son to be a son."
Woods, a 47-year-old male-to-female transgender person, added, "I was the first transgender this teenager had ever met. It's different over here in the East Bay."