For Valentine’s Day, Youth Radio’s Desmond Meagley reflected on their own experiences struggling, failing, and succeeding to find love. Despite the added challenges that Meagley’s explains trans people have to face when seeking out romance, this story has a happy ending. “Because trans folks don’t just deserve safety. We deserve love too.” Read more at […]Read More Dating While Trans: A Love Story
Youth Radio’s Desmond Meagley explains why using someone’s preferred gender pronouns is important. In their experience, it all comes down to respecting other people’s identities. “If they value my trust, they should respect who I am — including my gender pronouns.” Read more at Youth Radio.Read More Understanding Singular ‘They’
Community members gathered at Sacramento’s Guild Theater on Dec. 2 to celebrate the trans community. Two documentary films also aimed to raise awareness about the ongoing challenges the community faces. “I’m here for all my trans brothers and sisters who feel marginalized and feel as though they don’t have a voice.” Read more at AccessLocal.Tv.Read More Trans Documentaries Spark Solidarity in Sacramento
Transitioning genders can cost a lot—the prices of therapy, new clothing, hormones, name changes, and surgery start to rack up. Long Beach youth Abel Avalos explains his experiences with the difficult and costly transitioning process. “It takes time, a lot of emotional labor, patience and an ungodly amount of money.” Read more at VoiceWaves.Read More The true cost of transitioning
Asking to be addressed as “they” or “them” versus a gendered pronoun elicits the same questions over and over. A young person breaks down the most common questions and reactions people have when asked to use the singular ‘they.’ “I get that people are just trying to understand. But I do get tired of explaining […]Read More Your most awkward questions about they/them pronouns, answered
North Carolina has been in the national spotlight since Gov. Pat McCrory in May signed a bill repealing protections for gay and transgender people. The most controversial provision: Forcing transgender youth to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender at birth. Five North Carolina teens share their thoughts about the bill on Youth Radio.Read More How do North Carolina teens feel about anti-LGBT legislation?
When Alice Evergreen looks in the mirror, she sees herself. But her mother sees a boy. In this first-person commentary, Evergreen penned a call to action for parents of transgender children to show unconditional love. “I’ve known my entire life that I am different, and I’ve accepted it, but knowing my mom does not has […]Read More Dear Mom, I need you