Beverly Glenn-Copeland

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Beverly Glenn-Copeland (born 1944) is an American singer and songwriter. He has spent most of his life and career in Canada. Glenn-Copeland began publicly identifying as a trans man in 2002.

Glenn-Copeland was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to a musical family.[5] As a child, Glenn-Copeland listened to his father play the music of Bach, Chopin, and Mozart on the piano, and heard his mother occasionally sing spirituals.

In 1961, Glenn-Copeland was one of the first black students to study at McGill University in Montreal.

In 1973, while in Los Angeles, Glenn fell in love with the chanting at a local Soka Gakkai International meeting and has been a practicing Buddhist since the mid-1970s.