Anti-suicide organization The Trevor Project invited young trans people in America to share their experiences of growing up. Each featured young person shares how the people in their lives affected them, affirmed them, or changed them.
The first episode features three young people:
- Kaiden (he/him pronouns) and his mom
- Skyler (she/her pronouns) and her grandfather
- Lyndon (he/him pronouns) and a pastor who took him in after his family turned their backs
The Trevor Project’s Kasey Suffredini said:
Seven in ten Americans have never met a transgender person, and it can be hard for them to distinguish between stereotypes that saturate today’s national discourse and what it really means to be transgender.
This year, more than 150 anti-LGBTQ bills have been considered in the first two weeks of 2023 alone. This harsh, stigmatizing political climate only raises the stakes to protect transgender youth, who are already marginalized. When Americans learn their stories, they are moved to support them. In a time of increasing polarization, Learn with Love captures three beautiful stories and shows the power of one-on-one connection to overcome misinformation and change hearts and minds.
The series comes as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced this week he would enact a series of genocidal laws aimed at trans youth and those who care for them if elected. At the state level, over 150 genocidal laws aimed at eliminating trans youth health care and removing them from public life are m making their way through legislatures and courts.
It’s nice to see some positivity amidst all the cruelty.
Image: YouTube / Trevor Project