This show is the first in a new series on the experiences of LGBTQ teens in Maine. This episode features a conversation with high school junior AJ, who identifies as gender-neutral. AJ discusses the challenges of not identifying as either a girl or a boy, and the value of finding allies within a new school.
A collection of short stories from young people about how they came out to themselves and others.
In the second half of our conversation, poet Richard Blanco talks and reads poems about how he navigates the homophobia in his family and in the world.
A conversation with Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco in which he talks about the challenge of really knowing he was gay in a family that strongly discouraged it.
Transgender teen Aiden talks about how he entered high school as a girl, gradually came to understand that he had always been a boy, and how he made that transformation real.