Youth and Teens of Color

The 21st century has witnessed a massive rise in the cultural visibility of trans people, including trans youth and children, but this phenomenon has largely not included trans youth and teens of color. Within the broader dynamics of trans hypervisibility, trans youth have become the focus in political and media debates over access to health care, the regulation of the public sphere, the role of the state in regulating sex and gender, and in the perhaps limited or imagined progress of trans recognition and acceptance. For example, trans young people have found themselves at the center of debates over gender-segregated restrooms and organized sports, in part because the regulation of these systems in public schooling is taken for granted to a degree that is not ...

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