Stand Up and Speak Out

‘You look like a female!’: Transgender teen verbally assaulted, mocked by couple in Marin County

June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate inclusiveness of the LGBTQ community. But verbal assault toward a transgender teen in Fairfax caught on camera is shedding light on discrimination in our own backyards.

Seventeen-year-old Jasper Lauter walks us through the grassy area of Bolinas and Elsie where he was placing rainbow colored flags, celebrating Pride on Saturday evening, pointing out where he was verbally attacked.

The most important thing is we need to realize that and ask ourselves what can we do to be better. I need somebody to stand up. If you don’t stand up when that’s happening it’s just going to continue,” he said.

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