Not long ago I volunteered to help the director of a New England nonprofit get media coverage and, we hoped, more funding, for his organization that helps transgendered youth.
What the public responds to first and foremost, I said, are personal stories. But he told me that reporters wouldn’t be able to interview the kids.
Fair enough. So I asked if he would tell his own story about transitioning from female to male, getting booted from a job because of it, and starting this organization to help other gender-questioning youth feel more empowered.