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November 12, 2012

In honor of Transgender Awareness Week, The Borum, a program of Fenway Health that works with young people ages 12–29, is raising awareness of the issues faced by trans youth.

Transgender Awareness Week: Stand Up For Trans Youth!

By | LGBT Health, Trans, Youth | 3 Comments
Fenway Health is observing Transgender Awareness Week by highlighting the health disparities affecting the transgender community. At The Borum, our focus is on young people ages 12–29, so we wanted to highlight some of the challenges faced by trans and gender non-conforming youth—and stress the need to do more to support and care for them. Share the infographic above on Facebook and Tumblr. As the infographic above illustrates, discrimination can create significant barriers to trans youth living happy healthy lives: In GLSEN’s National School Climate Survey, 80% of transgender students reported feeling unsafe at school because of their gender expression. 
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November 12–19, 2012 is Transgender Awareness Week.

Transgender Awareness Week: Understanding Unique Challenges Faced By The Trans Community

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Transgender Awareness Week (TAW) is a series of statewide events and educational opportunities to inform people about the trans community and raise awareness of issues facing trans and gender noncomforming people in Massachusetts. This poster can help you explain Transgender Awareness Week to friends and family. Transgender is an umbrella term for a diverse group of people whose gender identity or expression differs from societal expectations of how they should look, act, or identify based on the sex they were assigned at birth—such as male-to-female (MTF) and female-to-male (FTM) trans people, genderqueer individuals, and many others. Gender identity—a person’s innate 
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