Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Palette Fund Helps Launch TRUTH Campaign to Spur Storytelling Movement for Trans Youth
Today, Transgender Law Center and GSA Network launched TRUTH, a national storytelling campaign that aims to build empathy, understanding, and a movement for transgender and gender non-conforming youth and their families to share their stories in their own words and in their own way.
“When my daughter first came out as transgender almost three years ago, my wife and I had a hard time finding resources around trans issues and instead saw a lot of stigma and misinformation,” says Ramon Montemayor, father of 15-year-old Holly Montemayor from Saint Paul, MN. “I hope that by sharing our story through TRUTH, people will see that we’re a loving family just like any other, and hopefully other parents will learn from my experience raising a transgender child.”
TRUTH, made possible with seed funding from the Palette Fund, will roll out more videos and resources over the coming months, and youth leaders from across the country will shape and lead the campaign as TRUTH expands....