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LGBTQ+ Student Perspective: ‘My School’s GSA Saved My Life’

Posted on AllSides October 15th, 2023
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Esmée Silverman, 21, is a junior at Reed College in Portland, Ore., studying religion “to help bridge the divide between the trans community and religious communities.” They run a nonprofit called Queer Youth Assemble in their free time to foster community with other queer youth. Silverman, who attended high school in Massachusetts, shared their coming-out story and how important community support has been to their mental health. This interview was edited for length and clarity. I’ve always been close to the queer/trans community, even before I was fully out. I...

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https://edweek.org/leadership/lgbtq-student-perspective-my-schools-gsa-saved-my-life/2023/10

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