14 January 2015

2014 Trudeau scholar and PhD candidate in social studies and gender studies at McMaster University Jake Pyne commented in Now on the recent suicide of a transgender teen in the United States. He says that Canadians should learn to this tragedy and argues that "parents who want to protect trans youth from a difficult life by steering them away from being trans, themselves contribute to the unlivable conditions that their child may try to escape through suicide."

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Jake Pyne

Jake is seeking to establish innovative ways to accompany the parents, caregivers, and health providers of transgender youth during their gender transition.

2014 Scholars