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Justin McCoy
Justin McCoy is a 24-year-old Laguna Hills High School graduate, now majoring in communications. California native, and living in Orange County. Justin dreams that one day all students feel safe at school.

Entries by Justin McCoy

Everyone Deserves Love

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2015 | 12:06 PM

I was 18 when I first told my friends that I was transgender. I was also in a relationship with a girl that I had been seeing for around 10 months. Telling my friends and my girlfriend that I was not comfortable in the body that I had been given,...

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From California to Ohio

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 4:16 PM

Twenty-one years, 9 months, and 20 days is the amount of time that I lived in Southern California. I grew up with my grandparents who loved to travel. I've spent numerous summers tucked away in the backseat of the car on week-long road trips visiting too many small towns to...

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Where Have I Been?!

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2012 | 6:23 PM

As I sit at my desk thinking of what to write about, I am having a self debate on letting you all know what I have been up to the past few months or letting you know where I am headed. The past two months have a lot to do...

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(8) Comments | Posted July 20, 2012 | 4:45 PM

Being part of the LGBT community as an activist and a transgender male, I have come to realize that forms of acceptance that we all strive for; acceptance of self and acceptance from others. Both having their own obstacles.

Self-acceptance is loving yourself for who you are, regardless of your...

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Who Am I, Really?

(8) Comments | Posted July 16, 2012 | 2:45 PM

Growing up in conservative Southern California is not easy for anyone these days, especially those in the LGBTQ community. Middle school and high school can be especially though, as it is the time when we all start to discover who we really are. It is important for students to feel...

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California's New Anti-Bullying Laws Would Have Helped Me When I Was in High School

(10) Comments | Posted July 11, 2012 | 12:33 PM

Editor's note: As a part of the 2012 Fullerton High School "Mr. Fullerton" pageant, senior Kearian Giertz was asked, "Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Kearian responded that he hoped that in 10 years marriage equality would be legal so that he could marry the man of his...

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