Meet a Trans Teen Who's Identified As a Girl Since The Age of Four, Part 2

Discrimination forced Trinity's mom to homeschool her child. Though this allowed Trinity to receive a supportive education, her family soon experienced material loss and other challenging life changes.
April 12, 2018, 5:13pm

"Youth, Interrupted" is a series on trans teens in the United States whose lives have been dramatically disrupted by anti-trans "bathroom bills" and other political battles. Watch more from the series here.

In the first part of Trinity Neal's story, we learned how the family of a young trans girl fought to save their daughter's emotional and mental wellbeing by supporting her transition. But the Neal family were also confronted by a discriminatory school system that ultimately led Trinity's mother, DeShanna, to quit her job and homeschool her children.

Over the last decade, DeShanna and her husband have sacrificed everything to protect their children. After being forced to quit her job, their family slowly fell into poverty—and today, they're still trying to climb out of it. In the final part of Trinity's story, we examine the way that anti-transgender bathroom laws can work to segregate trans people from the general population, dramatically disrupting the lives of trans children and often their entire families.