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Gender Affirming Support for Young People – Alexander Switzer

June 12, 2024
Community Wellness Beat
Community Wellness Beat
Gender Affirming Support for Young People - Alexander Switzer
Photo of Alexander and his two dogs

My name is Alexander Switzer(he/him), I am a 24 year old transgender man born and raised in Tucson, AZ. I am the founder of Valid USA, a nonprofit which partners with organizations such as El Rio and the Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP), to make free gender affirming undergarments easily accessible to transgender and gender diverse youth. I have been a program assistant with RHAP since early 2023, and collaborating with El Rio as well as  Northern, CA school districts since 2022.

Outside of Valid USA and RHAP, I proudly work with schools, educators, healthcare providers and various professionals to provide LGB-Transgender-QIA+ organizational trainings. Last, but not least, I am a grandson, a nephew, a brother, and a very proud dog dad to a 14.5 year old red nose pit-bull (ione), and a 5.5 year old shepherd mix (Otis). In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my dogs and going to California to spend time with my family and see the ocean.
Helpful links:
Free gender affirming undergarments and resources for Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth in AZ
a supportive environment that offers support groups for children, adolescents, and their families to explore issues of gender identity. You can also find an application for name change grants.

Support and resources for the trans community and their allies

School resources

el rio,   El Rio Rhap,   gender affirming support,   LGBTQIA+,   trans community,   valid usa,  


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