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message 1: by Kaje (new)

Kaje Harper | 16565 comments A young transgender girl puts her voice on national me4dia - http://news.yahoo.com/the-new-face-of...

And a high school student speaks up against comments by a congressman in his high school assembly - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10...

Both put themselves into the public eye to say what they believe and to help others understand. Comments? Applause?


Cheryl is busier irl atm. (cherylllr) Awe at the kids, like Grier. Rage at Young, of Alaska, for his cruelty.
And, a little bit of concern for Jazz. I hope she's not too caught up in the celebrity whirlwind: http://www.transkidspurplerainbow.org/


message 3: by Kaje (new)

Kaje Harper | 16565 comments Thanks for the link - that is a lot of pressure for someone her age.

And am I the only one who thinks it ironic that Young thinks suicide can be reduced by community support at the same moment he's ridiculing and failing to support 5% of the teens he's speaking to? What an incredible jerk. It amazes me how callous politicians can be here, right out in the open, and people don't call them on it if it's done in a good-old-boy style. So cool that Grier stood up, and I like seeing that his school seems to have supported him rather than trying to silence him.


Cheryl is busier irl atm. (cherylllr) Yes, thank goodness the school seems supportive.


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Sammy Goode | 5380 comments While this young girl is not necessarily the voice of LGBT--she is still amazing and worth the time to get to know! Her book I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban is pretty amazing as well!

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world...


message 6: by Kaje (last edited Oct 25, 2014 04:17PM) (new)

Kaje Harper | 16565 comments Yes, she is amazing. Nobel Prize candidate too, right? It is impressive when someone that young isn't intimidated.


message 7: by Sammy Goode (new)

Sammy Goode | 5380 comments Kaje wrote: "Yes, she is amazing. Nobel Prize candidate too, right? It is impressive when someone that young isn't intimidated."

Yes--she just missed it but she was honored in so many other ways!


message 8: by K (new)

K (k-polipetl) | 4090 comments Erm, no, Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize this year- it was awarded to her jointly with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner.

This short piece on the BBC site is her reaction to being given the award clicky link


message 9: by Kaje (new)

Kaje Harper | 16565 comments K wrote: "Erm, no, Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize this year- it was awarded to her jointly with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner.

This short piece on the BBC site is her reac..."


That's what I thought - the youngest winner ever, right? But then I wasn't sure when it said not. (And, um, didn't do my research again.) Good for her.


message 10: by J.S. (new)

J.S. Frankel | 105 comments That young girl, Jazz, seems like a very level-headed young lady. I don't really blame her if she does get a little caught up in her newfound celeb status--I think anyone would. But a word of caution should be exercised...and I imagine that her parents will be there for her if need be. All the best to her.


message 11: by Kaje (new)

Kaje Harper | 16565 comments She is impressive, and I love that her voice is out there. I hope her parents help her stay connected with what she wants and needs personally for a happy life and not get pulled too far into being a symbol. But I'm delighted that trans kids have a positive visibility through her.


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