Trans Student Comes Out To University Class


A popular transgender YouTube blogger Benton Sorensen has recently uploaded an amazingly inspirational video.

When his teacher set his college class an assignment to produce a project based on ‘inspiration’, he looked close to home and chose himself to be the subject of his piece.

Despite being open and honest about his transition on his YouTube channel and various other social media outputs his class mates knew nothing about his past, making his assignment was an incredibly brave move as it meant coming out as transgender to a room full of people he hardly knew.

Whenever someone comes out as trans or gay or anything it’s an incredibly brave and risky thing to do. To watch this young man go through that process is truly inspirational and emotional. Some people might think that doing a project about yourself when the subject is ‘inspiration’ is self-serving and vain, but in this case Benton is right on the mark.

This video is inspirational, Benton is inspirational. And so are all of you out there who have taken that brave step in coming out as the person you really are. If ever you’re feeling down, if you feel that you’re nothing special remember that you’ve done something truly incredible. You are all brave and amazing and you are all an inspiration.


Amy is a journalist and editor contributing the websites Planet Transgender, Gay News Network, The Bottle Episode, The Retro Box and Claire Channel. Amy is also a published comic book writer and letterer.

In addition to her writing Amy has also worked with the Centre For Hate Crime Studies in Leicester and has worked in the capacity of an advisor to the United Nations Entity For Gender Equality and The Empowerment of Women.

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