When we can be ourselves we’re pretty awesome: Sam Orchard on gender diverse young people

Sam Orchard is a New Zealand based cartoonist who drew this comic strip in response to this story. Sam is a tireless & creative advocate for gender diverse, trans & queer young people and he helps to provide some of the push to ensure gender diversity is recognised in research. Kia ora to you Sam, a million thanks!
(You can view a larger version of this comic on Sam’s blog)
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The text at the bottom reads: “*People who are gender diverse usually do not identify with their assigned sex. They may identify outside of the gender binary, as both male and female, or as neither male nor female. Gender diversity is a term that can be inclusive of Mahu, Vakasalewalewa, Palopa, Fa’afafine, Akava’ine, Fakaleiti, and Fakafefine (for more information about MVPFAFF check out Phylesha Brown-Acton’s amazing AsiaPacific Outgames speech: http://www.wellington2011.org/transcript.html?id=2-1306228428-826.’

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