In US, conservatives on offense over transgender youths

Washington (AFP) – On soccer fields, in locker rooms and even at the doctor’s office, the rights of US transgender youths have become a political lightning rod, with dozens of recent bills attempting to dictate their fate in conservative states. “It’s devastating to think that someone that doesn’t know me is telling me how to live my life,” said Dylan Brandt, a 15-year-old from Arkansas, who began testosterone treatment eight months ago. The result was an instantaneous “boost in my happiness, in my confidence,” said the blond-haired, blue-eyed boy, who recently celebrated the changes, most not…

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