Co-Host Howie Mandel, Man Claims Hair Loss Treatment Made Him Transgender
Our Co-Host for the day is the always funny actor, host and comedian Howie Mandel, who gives us the inside scoop about the finale of NBC's hit show, "America’s Got Talent."
It's the latest parenting controversy..."America's Worst Mom," Lenore Skenazy, is setting up and charging money for unsupervised play dates for kids. Our cameras follow Lenore's first after-school class to see what happens when she leaves children in a park and goes to Starbucks for 90 mins. -- after charging people $350!
Mandi, who was born male, speaks out for the first time, claiming that a hair loss treatment caused him to become transgender.
On today's show, Anderson says that through his years of reporting on transgender people, everyone he has ever interviewed said they knew they were different at a young age. Chaz Bono, who appeared on Season 1, told Anderson that while the world knew him as Chastity, he already knew he didn't want to dress in girl's clothing.
"Gender identity has nothing to do with sexuality -- nothing to do with who you're attracted to," says Anderson, adding, "It's about gender identity."
Today we hear Mandi's story, not to give the impression that what she says is what every transgender person goes through, but because everyone has their own experience, and we want to respect each and every person's story.