Why Would Someone Want To Hurt This 12-Year-Old Girl?

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In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, we’re looking at the brave young trans kids profiled in Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word. In the face of prejudice, discriminaiton and often violence, they’re changing their lives—and the future for all of us.

In the clip below from the T Word after show, Laverne Cox and Su-chin Pak talk to 12-year-old Zoey and her mother, Ofelia, about the bullying Zoey’s faced, and how Ofelia worries for her safety.


Watch the full Trans Forum: The T Word After-Show below

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.