Taylor Murphy has been dating transgender women since he was 22. He says he considers these women just like any other women.

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“I just see trans as another color. They want to be treated as women, they feel like a woman, I respect them as a woman,” says the former model. “I call myself shexual, straight with an sh. It has to do with a term of anybody that dates transgender. They don’t have a term for it.”

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The former FDNY firefighter who was used to making headlines for his good looks found himself on the cover of newspapers when he was “outed” as dating transgender women. His transgender ex-girlfriend claimed Murphy dragged her four blocks down midtown Manhattan and choked her.

In an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil, Murphy speaks out for the first time about his trial, losing his dream job, and his fight to stand up for LGBTQ rights. This episode airs Friday. Check here to see where you can watch.

Former NYC Firefighter Claims 'Jealous' Transgender Ex-Girlfriend Lied To Police And Got Him Arrested