Article: Survival Tips for Trans YouthPosted: August 17, 2012
Young people living outside of gender norms are everywhere.
Whether in the process of transitioning from male to female or
vice versa; identifying outside boxes; or gender-nonconforming,
the spectrum of gender identities is more visible than ever before.
Serious legal and other obstacles abound, however, and these can
be especially daunting for young people who are transgender or
gender-nonconforming (TGNC). The challenges of changing one’s
name, finding access to hormones or enduring police brutality, for
instance, demand a distinctly adult set of skills and can take their
toll on a young person.