Welcome to GayYA’s Transgender Awareness Week Series!

In honor of Transgender Awareness Week, we’re featuring posts from trans and trans-spectrum contributors on various issues surrounding transness in YA. We have an AWESOME line up of contributors and posts, and we’re so excited to share them with you all!

The Awareness Week series are something we’ve started doing for all of the LGBTQIA+ Awareness Weeks throughout the year. Though we hope to include everyone on our site at all times, we’ve found that dedicating a specific and concentrated space to a community to talk about the different ways their identity relates to YA can produce phenomenal results.

During this year’s series, we’ve got topics ranging from why transgender representation is important, to the ways in which non-trans LGBTQIA+ YA is exclusive of trans people, to thoughts on how to write trans characters, and more!

So now, let the series begin!