Charley Burton didn’t know what “trans” meant until his 50s, and he wants young people to find their voices sooner than he did.
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Charley Burton is a native of North Garden, Virginia. He is board chair of PFLAG Blue Ridge, a board member of Equality VA, and founder of the group Black Trans Men Can Cook. Burton’s memoir, The Boy Beneath My Skin: A Black Transman Living in the South, was published in 2022 by Transgender Publishing. He is a second-year student at Morehouse College and a public speaker with his company, Charley Speaks.