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OUT50 Miami-Dade: Jack Lee Jordan - The Young Revolutionary

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Jack Lee Jordan is a 23-year-old non-binary demiboi who identifies as black-latinx born and raised in Miami. Jordan uses they/them/their as their pronouns. They started doing activism work at the age of 13 to help medical professionals, teachers, social workers and most important of all, parents, accept their queer and trans children.

Jordan continued this work until they were 19 when they changed the framework of a local queer youth leadership program, Changemakers, to be led by queer youth activists to teach other queer youth activists about a variety of topics. They also created a trans youth support group called Spectrum in the following years.

Jordan helped lead a few queer youth enrichment programs that centered on the development of queer youth leaders while “giving them the language they needed to grow as activists,” they said.

“I’ve used my experiences to try and independently educate folks on risk awareness, safer sex education, youth empowerment, intersectionality, queer liberation and mental health while dismantling transphobia, homophobia, racism, ableism, ageism and other systems of oppression so they can bring it back to their communities,” Jordan said.

Jordan believes that “there is no pride for some of us without liberation for all of us.”

 

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