transgender, youth, texas
Ilana Panich-Linsman

Eye on Texas: Transgender Youth in Texas


A version of this story ran in the December 2017 issue.

Ella, 15, lives in Austin. I photographed her as part of a larger project documenting transgender youth in Texas, whose rights were endangered during the 2017 legislative session by the threat of a “bathroom bill.” Though the proposal was ultimately defeated, Ella is still uneasy. “I feel uncomfortable being in a state where people in charge are hostile,” she said.

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