(Daily Mirror) Teenager Phoebe Cesinaro has fulfilled her dreams and overcome her bullies to become her school’s first ever transgender cheerleader.
However, just two years ago Phoebe was presenting herself as a gay male and using her birth name Christian.
Since coming out as a straight transgender girl, the brave sixteen-year-old has faced cruel bullying and been ostracised from her peers. (more…)
(Huffington Post) “I don’t know how to ask this, but um,” my friend said to me.
“Just ask,” I interrupted.
“Well, my boss is in a strange place and I was wondering if you could talk to him. He just found out this his little girl, er boy, er well, he found out that one of his children is transgender. You’re the only person I know that’s Trans and just by knowing you, it’s helped me a lot, so I just thought maybe you could talk to him.” (more…)
(Huffington Post) At 14, Jazz Jennings is at the age where one particular social topic tends to dominate all the others: dating.
As many of her peers begin to go out on dates or at least think about dating, Jazz says she’s not opposed to the idea of exploring a relationship. “I just go with the flow and see what happens. If boys like me and I like them back, then, yeah, it’ll happen,” she tells “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” (more…)
(Daily Mirror) As a young boy, Alice Castle grew up in Scotland wondering why boys could wear kilts but not skirts.
That was when she was David, a boy with a gender that didn’t fit.
But now as 22-year-old Alice she is free to be the woman she wants to be. (more…)
(BBC Newsbeat) Steffan Zachiyah and Romario Wanliss are two transgender friends living in the UK. In a new documentary, Newsbeat and Radio 1 Stories follows the pair as they reveal their identities to their families in Jamaica.
There are a few terms that come up a lot when talking about trans issues. Steffan and Romario have told us the phrases you need to know. (more…)
(Advocate) For Gabrielle Diana Gladu, 16 is particularly sweet. Two years after a suicide attempt, she is thriving — a transgender teen who beat the odds.
Tall, blond, sharp-witted, and stylish, she lives in Ottawa, Canada, with her predominantly Catholic family, who immigrated a generation ago from Poland and France. Her family is not fabulously wealthy, but they work hard and organize their resources well to support her.
But Gladu is all too aware that increasing transgender visibility and fresh legal protections seem to go hand-in-hand with continuing discrimination in almost every sphere of trans people’s lives — be it travel, education, health care, or employment. (more…)