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What it's like to be young and queer in Seattle

Jun 2, 2016

The majority of American youth age 13-20 don't identify as completely straight, and most know someone who uses a gender neutral pronoun, according to a recent study. On our Pride month podcast, high school students dive into what it means to be young and queer in Seattle.

This podcast contains explicit language. A bleeped version is available below.

  • Violet Seboulisa talks about using poetry as a form to express her intersecting identities as a black, queer woman. She will be representing   Seattle at the 2016 national youth poetry competition Brave New Voices.  
  • Youthspeaks poet Galaxy Marshall shares her poem "How To Be A Teen Villain In Seven Easy Steps."
  • Mimansa Dogra goes inside Interlake High School's Queer-Straight Alliance, where they have discussions on the importance of "living out" vs. "coming out."
  • Host Azeb Tuji interviews her friend Mylina Baez about living beyond gender.

RadioActive Youth Media is KUOW's program for youth age 16 to 20ish. Listen to RadioActive stories, subscribe to the RadioActive podcast and stay in touch on Facebook and Twitter.