Queer Youth Updates

A weekly e-newsletter resource for Queer/Ally Youth of Santa Cruz County. A program of the Safe Schools Project.

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GLSEN: Trans and Gender Non-Conforming (GNC) Stories

Trans students: we see you, and you are loved! For Trans Day of Visibility, we are sharing trans and gender non-conforming students’ stories. More info on supporting trans students at your school glsen.org/trans

GLSEN:  4 Ways to Support Trans Students of Color

“I’m a 16-year-old brown, trans guy. As a visibly trans brown person, I face different and often more intense forms of both racial and gender discrimination. Through this discrimination I often feel like my identity is being erased. I often don’t see myself represented in LGBTQ spaces, which tend to be dominated by white voices and experiences; sometimes those spaces are racially ignorant or even racist. Black and brown trans folks have to be resilient to even exist. “

Trans Day of Visibility: Activists Explain What It Means to ‘Be Seen’ in 2018 – “We’re more than our oppression.” - Inverse

“International Transgender Day of Visibility is meant to be a day of celebration. Unlike November’s Transgender Day of Remembrance, which stands as a day to memorialize the lives that have been taken by anti-trans violence, March 31 is meant to recognize the achievements and everyday experiences of the trans people who are still living and trying to thrive.”