Coming out required me to first love myself, and then to believe that someone out there and would love me back.
outLoud Radio is now at Youth Radio, continuing its mission to increase the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer young people by helping them develop the skills and confidence to decide for themselves how they will be represented, advance social justice and make the most of their lives.
Queerness is (and always has been) politicized, and being out and proud is (and always has been) a political act.
It’s been one year since the Pulse Nightclub shooting where 49 people were shot in a popular gay club. For me, the pain is still fresh.
The bombing at an Ariana Grande concert broke my heart. As a gay, Latinx teen, I found a safe haven in pop music. It’s through our divas that many of us find ourselves.
Like many queer youth, I’ve been on the verge of tears since Trump was elected. But instead of crying, these days, I reach for a tube of liquid eyeliner.
I don’t care if my non-binary identity isn’t normal enough for people to easily understand.
As it turns out, dealing with a nationally watched court case doesn’t mean you get to escape the normal stresses of being a teenager.
In the podcast this week, we tackle the state of transgender rights. Where do we stand? What has changed? And how do young people feel about it?
“It kind of brought back all the butterflies about using the bathroom period and kinda that feeling of nervousness about which bathroom do I use? How are people going to perceive me when I go there? That same kind of anxiety that leads me to avoiding the bathroom altogether.”
To help understand what kinds of legal protections trans and gender non-conforming youth currently have, we talked with Sasha Buchert, a staff attorney at the Transgender Law Center.