Youth, Interrupted

transgender

How a Trans Student Brought Bathroom Equality to His School

After months of activism, Vinnie Holt of Charlotte, North Carolina, successfully persuaded his school to create strong, trans-affirmative bathroom policies.
Diana Tourjée
12.20.17
LGBTQ

I Met a Pastor Who Thinks 'Transgenders' Are Deceptive—He Didn’t Know I’m Trans

Pastor Ralph Van Ness, who also works as a high school security guard, has been vocal in his fight to prevent trans people from using the bathroom. I wanted to see what he'd say face-to-face with a trans person.
Diana Tourjée
4.17.17
LGBTQ

Trans Celebrities Share Their Personal Stories of Using Public Bathrooms

In light of Gavin Grimm's fight against discriminatory "bathroom bills," trans celebrities share with Broadly what high school was like when there was no precedent for gender non-conforming people.
Sara David
4.14.17
Youth, Interrupted

Meet Trans Civil Rights Hero Gavin Grimm—and the Pastor Who Calls Him a Girl

Gavin never wanted to become a symbol for trans rights in America: He just wanted to use the bathroom. But now he resides at the center of the national battle around anti-trans policies that threaten the rights of trans people across the country.
Broadly Staff
4.14.17
politics

'Do You Want a Happy Little Girl or a Dead Little Boy?': My Choice as a Mother

My trans daughter was discriminated against by her elementary school, forcing me to realize that if I didn't protect her—no one would.
DeShanna Neal
4.13.17
Youth, Interrupted

Shut Out of Bathrooms, a Trans Boy Fights for His Rights in High School

Vinnie struggled to find his identity—but now his school won't treat him like all the other boys.
Broadly Staff
4.13.17
Youth, Interrupted

Youth, Interrupted: The Heartbreaking, Hidden Lives of Transgender Teens

After meeting with transgender teens across America, I saw how anti-transgender "bathroom bills" have tragically disrupted an entire generation.
Diana Tourjée
4.13.17
Youth, Interrupted

A Family Is Forced to Sacrifice Everything for Their 4-Year-Old Trans Daughter

When Trinity transitioned, her kindergarten rejected her, which forced her mom to quit her job and homeschool her kids—pushing their family into poverty.
Broadly Staff
4.13.17
Youth, Interrupted

How Anti-Trans Bathroom Bills Make Everyone a Target

You don't have to be transgender to recognize the danger of allowing the government to scrutinize and criminalize your appearance.
Gabby Bess
4.12.17