Drs. Allie & Joyce Taur talk about how they made their marriage and family work when Allie came out as a trans woman. They discuss Allie’s crippling battle with gender dysphoria, Joyce’s decision to be a helper (not a speedbump), and the process of telling their three boys. (Intro: Yard Work)
Dr. Alison Taur is a physician who was raised in the Bay Area in a conservative, non-religious Chinese family. Allie received her MD from the University of Michigan Medical School, where she also met her future wife, Joyce. After getting married, Allie completed her Nuclear Medicine residency at Stanford and began her career at Kaiser Permanente, where she helped expand her department. Five years ago, Alison started to have more persistent feelings that she was in the wrong body, so she came out to Joyce that she was transgender. In the years since her transition, she has been able to rebuild her sense of trust in the church and join an LGBTQ affirming fellowship. She is now also a speaker for Kaiser’s Transgender Education Program and an advocate for the transgender community.
Dr. Joyce Taur is an internal medicine specialist in Riverside, CA, and has been practicing for 20 years. She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1998. She and her wife Allie have three boys.