Sam Kiss

Sam Kiss is is a transgender high school senior and is currently the Chairperson of his school's Gay-Straight Alliance. His primary aspiration in life is to be a good person (and if along the way he is recognized with a Pulitzer, he would be okay with that).

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To Free a Mockingbird

Posted by Sam Kiss on October 6, 2016

To celebrate LGBTQ History Month this October, we are honoring voices like Sam Kiss'. His essay was a finalist in the 2016 Facing History Together Student Essay Contest, which asked students to draw upon themes from Harper Lee's classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. He shared his personal story about what it was like to come out to his family as a transgender boy. 

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Topics: To Kill a Mockingbird, Student Voices, LGBTQ

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