Reblog: Let Him Dance – Protecting Gender-Expansive Youth

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I just had to reblog this article by Jonathon Reed.

“Gender is a spectrum. It’s not black and white. There is no ‘opposite’ gender; the binary concept fails to capture the rich variation that exists within gender identity.


Every single young person who is fighting to define themselves — trans kids, queer kids, gender fluid kids — need to be protected. They need to belong.”

As Reed illustrates through examples like Leelah Alcorn and his own experiences of bullying throughout his gender non-conforming childhood, gender identity is more than an issue of opinion or theory.

“Gender identity is a matter of life and death.”

Reed is fundraising for The Trevor Project, a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

You can read the full article on Medium.com, and you can you can support this campaign by making a donation on Jonathon Reed’s IndieGoGo page.

 

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