Welcome to The Spark To Your Success special series about sexual and gender identity.
You're going to hear the stories of young people (and a couple of young at heart people) who identify as LGBTQ+ or who support somebody who belongs to the community.
The stories are honest and open accounts of each person’s journey of self-discovery around sexual and gender identity. They share the questions they had, fears they felt, their coming out experience and how they were treated by others.
As you would expect the discussion involves some adult themes.
In this episode Tayshan chats to Layton. Layton is a trans man in their early 20s. He talks openly about their experience of coming out and how their family and friends have reacted.
He also talks about what it's like taking hormones and going through the changes happening to their body.
Layton has some incredibly inspiring messages despite some of the challenges they're facing from family and friends.