Transgender Youth

After trans teen Jane Doe briefly escapes custody, #JusticeForJane campaign to hold rally for her release

On Tuesday, the transgender teenager known as Jane Doe, who was imprisoned by order of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) in May without criminal charges against her, briefly escaped from custody at a juvenile center for delinquent boys before being found by police hours later.

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'She's perfect the way she is': Students show support for transgender homecoming princess in Colorado

A transgender high school student in Colorado was crowned her high school's homecoming princess on Friday, according to the Associated Press. Scarlett Lenh, a 16-year-old junior at Sand Creek High School Colorado Springs, said she didn't expect to be nominated in the first place.

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Study shows transgender youth positively affected by receiving needed healthcare

A new Dutch study published online in the journal Pediatrics found that treatments delaying puberty for young people dealing with gender dysphoria improved their psychological well-being over time, reports Healthy Day.

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Fox News' Laura Ingraham calls transition-related healthcare for transgender youth "child abuse"

Laura Ingraham, a host for Fox News, took to her radio show on Wednesday to say that providing medically necessary transition-related care to youth is "child abuse," as reported by Media Matters.

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July 28, 2014

Trans teen advocate and children's book author Jazz is now vlogging on YouTube

Accomplished transgender teenage advocate, Jazz, has taken to YouTube with her latest project - vlogging.

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WATCH: Mom's speech challenges bias against her transgender 6-year-old

Debi Jackson, the mother of a 6-year-old transgender girl named A.J., gave a speech about her daughter several months ago at Unity Temple on the Plaza in Kansas City. A video of the speech has gone viral with more than 200,000 views, and was shared in an article from the Huffington Post and in a tweet from Ricky Martin.

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July 18, 2014

UPDATE: Jane Doe moved to male facility

GLAAD has been following the story of Jane Doe, a 16-year-old transgender girl of color, and we are dismayed to report that Doe has been moved to Connecticut's Juvenile Training School (JTS), the state's only secure facility for delinquent boys.

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June 26, 2014

NYC Children's Services releases Safe & Respected, a Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Best Practices Guide

The guide covers current situations, policy, best practices, and practices to avoid across different issues for serving TGNC children involved in government programs and services.

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Image of trans teen Jane Doe shared with essay by trans activists demanding #JusticeForJane

Jane Doe, a 16-year-old transgender girl, has been in prison without charges against her for 65 days, but her image and name have been kept anonymous by the Department of Children and Families.

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