Six young people sat around a table sharing their personal stories with an audience of about 20 people.
Jack Lee Jordan was first. He said he knew he was a boy from a very young age and not his assigned birth sex of female. His mom took it hard. She cried a lot and was in denial, he said.
He remembers a shopping trip where he asked his mom for a suit and tie.
“She said, ‘You’ll never be a boy, so stop asking me these things,’” Jack recounted.
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Jordan took part in a transgender youth panel during TransCon, a daylong conference at Barry University in Miami Shores that covered a wide range of transgender issues. At the workshop, Jordan and other transgender youth talked about their struggles, successes and dreams.
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