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Life as a transgender teen in Merced

Cheyenne Chaddock goes by masculine pronouns and wears clothes she doesn’t feel suit her, but worries about her safety should she publicly identify as a woman. She came out to her peers at We’Ced and the LGBT community center, a step she says prepared her for telling her family. “Just like any other teen, I long to be part of something greater than myself, to be accepted… [by] the outside world, but also from within myself. The simple act of being called by my preferred name and pronoun can make a hard day so much better.” Find her story as a transgender teen in Merced on We’Ced.


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This entry was posted on October 15, 2015 by in Print, WeCed and tagged .

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