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V.21 No.26 | 6/28/2012
“I really hope that we can get more people who are outspoken in their own right,” UNM student Lilly Lawrence-Metzler says. “Not everyone needs to march with a sign to be an activist.”
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

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Young Hearts, Be Proud

The next generation of LGBTQ activists comes of age

It’s a hot Sunday afternoon, and east Nob Hill feels drowsy and quiet—with one exception. The Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico, on Silver just south of Central, buzzes with energy. A speech therapist counsels male-to-female transgender youth on how to practice raising the tones of their voices. Two visitors stop by to browse free clothes available in the center’s brimming walk-in closet. A parent volunteer shows a guest around the rooms, pointing out the computer lab and the small lending library.

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