Jake Graf, actor, director and activist, in recognition of GLAAD’s Transgender Awareness Week, November 12 – 19 has released a new short video. Featuring young trans actors in trans roles, ‘Listen’ honestly and frankly depicts some of the myriad struggles experienced daily by trans children and teenagers, giving a much needed voice to this often maligned section of the community. In an interview with HuffPost, Jake stated his hope that it inspires viewers to “listen to our trans and queer youth”.
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