wanted to pass this along to any who might have missed it. it seems a big step. the video of kylar broadus testifying in the senate was heartening for me as the parent of a transgender child.
Yesterday, our friend Kylar Broadus became the first openly transgender person to testify in front of the U.S. Senate. Broadus is the founding Executive Director of the Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC) and is a professor at Lincoln University and a practicing attorney. He spoke about the struggle of not being able to transition due to unwelcoming workplace environments, and the aftermath of the discrimination he faced, which included Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Broadus also noted the economic challenges that grew out of unemployment: his own student loan debt quadrupled due to a lack of work.
Watch Kylar Broadus’ testimony in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee here:
NCTE Executive Director Mara Keisling said, “To watch the first openly trans person testify about a bill we desperately need is amazing. And to have somebody who’s a real hero of mine be the first one to…
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