How Do We Save the Lives of Transgender Youth?

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When a young transgender person becomes an activist --- does that make them immune to the hate of the general population? Are transgender kids safe even in schools that are not particularly welcoming? The answer to those questions appear to be a resounding “NO”. A young teen activist loses his life, as a 12year old is terrorized by adults whose children go to her school. How can we fight the hatred transgender youth find bombarding them on a daily basis? Tonight we search for answers with Eliza Byard, Executive Director of GLSEN,. GLSEN is an organization recognized worldwide as an innovative leader in the fight for equity for LGBTQ students and respect for all in K-12 education. Eliza joined GLSEN as Deputy Executive Director in 2001, and has led the growth of GLSEN’s public education and advocacy efforts; youth leadership development programs; professional development training for educators; research and program evaluation capacity; and in-school programming. Featuring top journalist Brody Levesque.

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