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What It’s Like to Be a Trans Kid Going Back to School in Philly

Mercedes Mehling

A record-breaking number of bills have been introduced across the country targeting the rights of transgender children — including in Pennsylvania. These big, national conversations have made trans and nonbinary kids feel nervous.

Michaela Winberg of WHYY’s Billy Penn checked in with some of them to see how they’re feeling about going back to school this week.

(Original air-date: 8/30/22)

Michaela Winberg is a general assignment reporter at Billy Penn. She covers LGBTQ people and culture, public spaces, and transportation and mobility. She also sometimes produces radio and web features for NPR.