Trans role model Jazz Jennings racks up accolades

I am jazz jenningsLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Jazz Jennings, the trans kids that graced this space numerous times, continues to inspire, motivate, and now, rack up accolades — all at the tender young age of 14.

Earlier this year she co-wrote a book titled I Am Jazz. She told the Miami Herald last summer this: “I wrote this book so we could help educate other transgender youth and families that it is OK to be different. It’s not just geared to LGBTQ people, but for everyone who is unique.”

Most recently, Jazz was named by Time magazine as on of 2014’s 25 Most Influential Teens. Among other esteemed teens on the list was recent Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.

This week, according to a report in the Miami Herald, Equality Florida will honor her with the Voice for Equality award next month.

Stratton Pollitzer of Equality Florida: “This amazing young woman inspires us all with her courage and candor, demonstrating what is possible when we share our stories. We are proud to recognize her for the impact she already has made on the lives of transgender youth and their families here in Broward County and across the nation.”

My previous article on Jazz Jennings:

More from reporter Steve Rothaus of the Miami Herald:

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5 replies

  1. Congratulations to Jazz Jennings! That’s some wonderful news for a wonderful teen! It’s always great to hear some good news! 🙂


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