We die for the right to love and be loved. We die protecting our own, because the law has yet to protect us. We die because we stand up for ourselves. We die to be seen.
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.
When I hold my girlfriend’s hand in public, it’s not an invitation to ask me questions about my personal life. I’m not a spokesperson for the queer community.
This story comes to us via Story Works Alaska and the Alaska Teen Media Institute. A lot of people say that they don’t…
“I just wanted to hurry my transition to male — forget that I was ever female and lose the transgender label all together.”
There is a certain danger around being trans that exists in even the safest of communities, a fear that people can turn on you for just being yourself.
This past weekend, Youth Radio was front and center for Oakland’s 6th annual Pride celebration. Youth Radio and outLoud Reporter…
After months of preparation — working up the courage to come to terms with my identity and mandatory counseling — I was finally meeting up with my doctor to begin my transition and start taking male hormones. But I was thrown off when my doctor handed me a pamphlet about planning for my future fertility. She asked if I was interested in freezing my eggs before I started taking male hormones.
As a transgender male, I feel like I’m giving up my chance of ever having kids.
When I found out SCOTUS ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, I was bursting with excitement; so much so that I broke into a little happy dance and felt a twinge of American pride. But I also know the reality of this landmark decision: the fight for actual factual equality ain’t over yet. Not by a long shot.
I’m Latino-American and I grew up watching a lot of telenovelas with my mom. The only transgender character I ever…