Aiden Takeo Aizumi was born in Japan on May 24, 1988. Adopted by Tad and Marsha Aizumi, he lived as a female for the first twenty years of his life. Coming out as a lesbian during his sophomore year, he experienced bullying and harassment and was diagnosed with agoraphobia with panic attacks. Unable to attend school as a result of his agoraphobia, Aiden barely finished high school, but did receive his diploma from Arcadia High School in 2006.
In 2008, Aiden came out as transgender and shared that he wished to transition from female to male. Since that day, his life has taken an upward turn. His focus for academic achievement returned. Earlier in 2010, he was honored with the Paul A. Anderson Youth Leader Award from the National LGBTQ Task Force.
In May of 2015, Aiden graduated from the University of La Verne (ULV) with his Bachelors in Liberal Studies, Magna Cum Laude and with Departmental Honors. In 2016, the University of La Verne selected Aiden as one of the "125 Most Influential" people at the university. Aiden continued his education at ULV and in 2018, he finished his Masters in Education Technology.
Aiden works as a Compliance Coordinator & Regional Sports Advisor for Opportunities for Learning Public Charter Schools - San Gabriel Valley. He is actively involved in the LGBTQ+ community and is currently the President of PFLAG Pasadena where he also facilitates the youth group. Aiden has also volunteered to speak at high schools and colleges in the area to broaden the awareness of LGBT issues.
He hopes to share his journey with others and bring hope and empowerment to youth who need support.
Aiden currently lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife, Mary, and their furbaby, Kuma. In his spare time, he loves music, Disneyland, traveling and photography.