Meet the ‘bros’ who are now in the crosshairs of conservatives and their critics.
18-year-old student Ryan Buell says he can’t wait to take part in the national debate over transgender bathroom rights.
“It’s so important to me,” Bueell said.
“I don’t think there is a group that I can truly identify with.
I don’t feel comfortable as a male in the locker room.
I feel like I’m in danger.”
Buell is one of dozens of young people who say they are transgender and now feel the need to share their stories in order to be heard.
They are part of a new generation of advocates fighting to bring transgender rights to the forefront of American politics, a growing movement that has the potential to affect policy in the coming years.
While a number of the young activists are white, transgender people of color, they are also coming out in droves, according to a 2016 analysis of the movement by the Pew Research Center.
Buesl is among the younger activists, and he’s seen his story rise in popularity.
He says he’s heard from people all over the country who want to be part of the discussion, and that he is excited about the prospect of being in front of the cameras in the next four years.
“I’ve never been able to talk to other people as a kid about what it’s like to be transgender, and now I can talk to my peers,” he said.
In the meantime, he is focusing on school and career, and says he is already learning the skills he needs to become a successful member of society.
As he prepares to go to college in the fall, Buelly says he plans to be in touch with people in his hometown who are concerned about transgender students.
The ‘boys club’ is getting youngerEvery week, Buesl says, a dozen young people are arriving at his school, which is located in the same town as a popular high school.
Many of them come with their parents or older siblings.
They have the same high school nickname, and all have a similar name.
They wear a uniform and look similar to their peers, Buingll said.
But there is one major difference: They are the same age.
A boy named “Jeb” recently came to school with his two sisters.
They’re all in the ninth grade.
After a few months, they started wearing boys’ clothing, and one of them, “Jill,” started calling herself “Mister.”
When the girls in the class started calling Jill a “bros,” Jill became the butt of jokes.
But Jill, who identifies as male, said he was never afraid of being ridiculed.
Jill has become an outspoken voice for transgender rights in the United States, and said he has been getting more and more support from classmates.
Some of the students at Buello’s school have already been the subject of bullying from other students.
Others have been targeted on social media by conservative groups and conservative politicians.
I’m just happy to be here, he said, adding that he hopes his voice helps change the culture.
For some of the other young activists, the transition from boys to girls is still a long way off.
One student said he hasn’t talked to a single person in his school since he came out.
Another student said the transition to girls has been “a long journey” for him.
This is a transition that is going to be hard, he explained.
I’m still going to learn the language, but I don-t want to get too excited.
These are the boys that are coming into our school.
They want to learn and they are trying to learn, and I have no idea how to handle it.
At first, Buedll was afraid to talk about the transition, fearing it would alienate the classmates who are already uncomfortable with it.
But he said he’s gradually become comfortable with it and is starting to think about how to present himself more in the classroom.
When he is able to, Bucell said, he plans on sharing his story with classmates in the future.
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