Interview with Mia Tu Mutch LYRIC, CTAB JUN 2014 Newsletter How did you get your start in youth and LGBTQ advocacy?

Mia: I’ve been an organizer and activist for ten years now. I started doing anti-war and animal rights advocacy in Middle School. I became involved in LGBTQ activism in high school out of necessity, organizing a Day of Silence event at school.

Growing up in Texas, there were a lot harsher anti-LGBT rules and restrictions at my school. The dress-code had gender roles, like I was not allowed to wear feminine clothing or eyeliner. My gender was constantly under scrutiny, and I had to really start advocating for myself and others like me…

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This interview was part of TAYSF’s June 2014 Newsletter . Sign up to receive monthly e-newsletters.

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