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Listen Carefully to the Youth

With tears in my eyes, I burst out of the classroom, seeking refuge from my teacher’s and classmates’ endless verbal battering of me. We were

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A Grandmother’s Love

My 18-year-old grandson was born with female genitalia and was assigned female at birth. He never felt at home in or at peace with his

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Baring His Chest

As the shower water heats up, I help my eighteen-year-old trans son remove the post-surgical compression vest he’ll be wearing for the next six months.

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Acceptance

During a recent trip to Manhattan, I attended a matinee and found a survey from the theater taped to my seat.  As I carefully filled

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July More Voices: Trans

Dear readers,

I adapt slowly to new things. I’m skeptical of new technologies, the latest fashions and the most recent fads. While I like to

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