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Gender is not a straight line, it is a whole spectrum. Facebook alone has over 71 gender variances. In this talk Charlie Hobman explores the challenges faced by trans people in particular young trans around the world. Charlie explains first hand the oppression felt growing up been identified as a female although he has always identified as male. Charlie acknowledges that we have made progress in addressing the LGBTIQA community but there is still a lot of work to be done within schools and the broader community to bring equality.
Charlie Hobman is an advocate for human rights, particularly for the LGBTIQA community. Charlie is passionate about educating society on the broad spectrum of gender identity. Although young, Charlie feels empowered and ready to do what it takes to make an impact on the lives of LGBTIQA people and ensure that all sexual orientations and gender identities are recognized and acknowledged appropriately.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx