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Watch: New Video on Listening to our Gender-Expansive Youth

Post submitted by Eric Cameron, HRC Digital Media Specialist

In the latest installment from our four-part video series on transgender health and well-being, experts deconstruct the myth that transgender and gender-expansive children are too young to be taken seriously when they begin expressing their gender identity at an early age.

Ellen Kahn, Director of HRC Foundation’s Children, Youth and Families Program, and Kisha Webster of HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools make the case that when educators and parents listen to and support gender-expansive youth, those youth are much more likely to thrive.

Transgender teenager Jeydon Loredo also talks about the incredible support he received from his mom when his high school tried to block his picture from appearing in his senior yearbook.

Watch the video, produced in partnership with Pride at Work, below:

HRC’s latest report, Supporting and Caring for our Gender-Expansive Youth, examines the experiences of young people whose gender identities or expressions expand our conventional understanding of gender. It is designed to provide adults with a better understanding of these youth and to help adults find ways to communicate with and support all youth in their lives. Learn more here.
 

Check back next week for the last video in our four-part series, "Debunking the Myths: Transgender Health & Well-Being." Watch our previous videos about transition-related surgery and the cost of providing trans-inclusive benefits.

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