Magnus’s story: Inconvenient Identity

Magnus’s story: Inconvenient Identity

Magnus has a heartbreaking conversation with their mom as she dices onions. Magnus implores, “I just wanna live like you…live as a woman and maybe just get a job.” Family rejection leaves Magnus feeling like an “alien” and leads them to self-harm.

Queer youth who experience higher family rejection can be 8.4 times more likely to attempt suicide.

The Trans Lifeline provides peer support by and for trans people (877) 565-8860.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) is available 24 hours a day, year-round, in English and Spanish, to help you and your loved through emotional crisis and distress.

The Trevor Lifeline (1-866-488-7386) is also available 24 hours a day, year-round to assist you and your loved one during a crisis.


The videos were created in a filmmaking workshop led by Outside the Frame and Oregon State University.