LGBTQ+ YA Column
Jay-Xavier works full time as a CNA with combat veterans. Jay takes pride in maintaining his garden and yard. He often spends time mentoring others and helping them through their transitions. He proudly shares his warmth, unconditional love, and support of the LGBTQ+ community and their families. - Barbara Antlitz, CAMP Rehoboth Youth Coordinator
Apart of me
I am not transitioning to kill her.
I love her.
I know her.
I am her.
She is my entire history and childhood.
She’ll always be with me.
I need to express him and allow him FREEDOM.
He is my PRESENT and my FUTURE.
He needs to be my exterior expression in the world.
The image of what I look like needs to match what I see in the mirror.
I am the same person. Regardless of she or he, I am ME!
I AM JAY-XAVIER
Barbara Antlitz, CAMP Rehoboth Youth Coordinator, works with Genders & Sexualities Alliances (GSAs) in middle and high schools in Kent and Sussex Counties, and with other groups supporting LGBTQ+ youth. Barbara can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.