Interview with My Friend Jenelle, Part 1

In this episode, I talk with my friend Jenelle about being a young, homeless transgender adolescent in South Beach, Miami Beach, in the late 60s and early 70s. She talks about the people who mentored her, including the famous Queen of South Beach, Henrietta Robinson. If you are interested in the kids who changed their yearbook we refer to, click here. Here is more information about the Federalist Society.

If you are aware of, or a victim of, human trafficking, please call the Human Trafficking hotline at 888-373-7888, 24/7. You can also text “help” or “info” to 233733.

If you are transgender and need to speak with someone supportive, please call The Trevor Project at 866-488-7386, 24/7, or text “START” to 678-678. You can also chat by going to

If you are considering suicide, please know help is out there. Call The Trevor Project at 866-488-7386, or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, at 800-273-8255.

You are not alone.

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