New magazine gives voice to Richmond’s LGBTQ2S youth

A magazine that reflects the experiences of living as a LGBTQ2S youth in Richmond has just been published.

Over the course of four sessions at the Richmond Media Lab, a group of 20 youth learned the media art skills necessary to create this magazine, Just Like U, with a special focus on trans youth in Richmond.

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Trans youth still face challenges around gender affirming access to spaces such as washrooms, feeling safe in schools and inclusive health care.

The goal of the project is to raise awareness among adults who work with youth and some of the challenges they face. Those that attend will receive a free copy of the Just Like U magazine while supplies last.

The project was funded by TransCare BC, an organization aiming to help coordinate trans health services and support avenues across the province.

The City Centre Community Association and partners from the Richmond Media Lab are hosting a celebration on Thursday, June 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rooftop Garden at the Richmond Cultural Centre, 7770 Minoru Gate.

To RSVP to the event, email Wednesday, June 12. For more information about this project and the celebration, call the City Centre Community Centre at 604-204-8588.

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