Welton and the Interfaith Alliance team have been strong advocates for many years for the rights of transgender people in America, and transgender youth in particular. The sad fact remains that the statistics regarding suicide and depression among transgender youth are staggering. This week Welton sits down with Dr. Justin Tanis, managing director of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry at the Pacific School of Religion to reflect on the recent tragic suicide of Leelah Alcorn and the response from people across the country. Justin will share his thoughts on what all Americans, and faith communities specifically, can do to help create a more supportive and accepting nation for transgender youth.

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