Nine-year-old helps teach educators about queer youth
Austin, United StatesPhotography byAmanda Voisard. Reporting byDaniel Trotta.
When a third-grade teacher from Texas asked her mostly 8-year-old students what they wanted to be when they grow up, one of them wrote on the white board: "drag queen."
That response came from Keegan, now 9, a "gender creative" kid, in his mother's words, illustrating just one of the challenges facing educators as they accommodate the range of gender identities that students might express.
"It isn't just about the transgender students," Bucklin said. "It is about bringing everybody into the classroom and having the ability to feel successful."
Photo editing by Marika Kochiashvili; Editing by Frank McGurty and Grant McCool