Jazz

Transgender teen advocate Jazz is now a published author

Jazz, a 13-year-old transgender advocate who has worked with GLAAD and has even started her own foundation to help transgender youth, is now a published author!

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A family of trans advocates and their tenacious daughter who started it all: an #LGBTQfamilies Day story

Jeanette looks back on how her family grappled with media attention, became dedicated advocates, and strengthened their commitment to unconditional love when they learned their youngest child is trans.

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Which celebrities will go purple as 2013's #SpiritDay ambassadors?

MTV talent including Ke$ha, JWOWW, Snooki, Nev and Max, Kye Allums, Jason Collins, the cast of 'Degrassi,' Elvis Duran, Brittney Griner, Jazz, Archie Comics' Kevin Keller, Maria Menounos, Kacey Musgraves, and Cristina Saralegui among 2013 Spirit Day Ambassadors.

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June 28, 2013

Guest Post: Young LGBT voices: what does pride mean to you? - Jazz

Jazz is a 12-year-old trans advocate who was the subject of the OWN documentary “I am Jazz.” She honored with the Colin Higgins Youth Courage Award in New York City, and spoke at the GLAAD media awards.

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VIDEO: GLAAD works with Jazz, MTV to spotlight trans youth and her meeting with President Clinton at the #glaadawards

Ginger and Rosa actress Elle Fanning and Glee's Alex Newell joined Jazz, a 12-year-old transgender girl on stage at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards Saturday night. The trio spoke in support of LGBT youth and called for more diversity and representation when it comes to LGBT youth in the media.
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GLAAD President Herndon Graddick focuses on trans issues at the #glaadawards

At the 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York this past weekend, GLAAD President Herndon Graddick spoke about the evolving mission of the organization, and the importance of the transgender community in his vision for the future of equality.
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January 25, 2013

Media Coverage of Transgender Youth: Ensuring an Equal Future

Recently transgender youth have been taking center stage on some of media's biggest platforms, and the media has risen to the occasion, taking the opportunity to educate and raise awareness.

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