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        FRONTLINE: Growing Up Trans | Coming Out in High School

        Follow a high school student who came out as transgender in ninth grade in these two videos excerpted from FRONTLINE: Growing Up Trans. Sixteen-year-old John shares his struggles with depression, anger, and isolation. His story highlights how challenging it can be for transgender teenagers to gain support and acceptance from family and peers. Download the Viewing Guide for this resource to use on your own or with a group of colleagues. 

        This resource is part of the FRONTLINE: Growing Up Trans Professional Development Collection. You may find it helpful to read the Pre-Viewing section in the Collection Guide before watching this video.

        The full-length documentary is available on the series' website.

        I Always Felt Male

        John describes the challenge of coming out to his parents. John’s mother explains her acceptance of his gender identity.

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        Nobody Wanted Me There

        John shares his struggle with social isolation, anger, and depression. John's parents offer opposing perspectives on his transition.

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