LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Fifteen-year-old trans youth Jazz Jennings, no stranger to this space or the trans community, was invited to participate in the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists’ annual meeting which included a symposium titled: “Transgender Medicine: What an Endocrinologist Should Know.”
Jazz to the audience: “A lot of people think it’s a choice being transgender. I would want any professional I’m with to understand that this is the way I am . . . I would want them to provide the necessary care in order for me to feel like my best self.”
On the topic of puberty blockers, a major part of the program, Jazz said this: “I know that having the blocker really helped make me happy. To know that I’m in the body the way I feel on the inside is just so reaffirming . . . I could definitely see myself being suicidal if I couldn’t be blocked and had to develop as a male with a beard and mustache and all those secondary-sexual characteristics. I would just be so devastated.”
Fourteen-year-old trans youth Corey Maison created a brilliant anti-bullying video which has racked up some serious shares/views on social media. Through the use of cue cards and facial expression, it’s quite the emotional request for sanity from our larger society — many of whom are simply uneducated. And for other trans kids being bullied, affirmation that they’re not alone and hope for changes exists.
Corey previously attracted media attention when her mother posted a photo of Corey online during North Carolina’s bathroom bill controversy.
Jazz is a trans activist that keeps on delivering. I’m beyond impressed.
If you’ve friends or family members struggling to understand trans matters, Corey’s video may help. If it doesn’t, perhaps they’re unlikely to understand or accept no matter what you do: https://www.facebook.com/Corey-Maison-1632887116999691/
t/h Lynn Conway
Corey Masion — Anti-bullying video: https://www.facebook.com/Corey-Maison-1632887116999691/
Corey Maison — North Carolina bathroom bill: http://aplus.com/a/trans-teen-corey-maison-bathroom-law
Or get the DVD: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0963781332