Trans in the South: Meet Kids Finding Acceptance in the Bible Belt

Fluttering around her balcony garden, Allie pauses to check on her plants and herbs, her long golden hair spilling over her shoulders and down her back. She beams, marveling over her growing cabbage plant.

"I got this from school," the nine-year-old says proudly. "That's the first plant we ever had in the garden."

Allie, whose name has been changed to protect her privacy, then

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