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Courage in the Face of Discrimination
JAZZ, 11 is a transgender girl who was born a boy and insisted from age two that she was really a girl. Jazz is credited in starting the “Transkids’ Movement”. Her website, www.transkidspurplerainbow.org, has given many transkids and their parents identifiable individuals who can answer many of the challenging questions related to gender variance. She is an advocate and voice for transyouth and continues to consistently appear in the media in order to spread her message. Jazz has already inspired thousands of young people and adults the world over and has set a positive example for many young transgender kids. She has over a million hits on YouTube and appears on panels at local universities in her hometown to answer questions from psychology and medical students. With unwavering support from her family, Jazz fought the U.S. Soccer Federation for not allowing her to play girls soccer and successfully changed the law because of her persistence, fair mindedness, and her determination.