‘Whatever a trans pupil says they need to feel safe, just do it’

Teachers can take simple steps to support young people – and it starts with listening, says an LGBT campaigner

Magazine article image

In the run-up to LGBT History Month in February this year, I found myself reflecting on my own personal history of being a feminine-identifying trans person. I have done a lot of hard work in the past two years to get to a point where I am comfortable in myself, and able to be confident and out publicly in society – a luxury for most trans people.

I look back to 2015. This was the year that I became aware of my trans identity, and I subsequently came out.

My final year in high school was 2015-16. I was stressing over the expectation to perform well – a stress that I put on myself and that was ...

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.

Subscribe now