Children's channel CBBC is to air a documentary on a transgender boy.
I Am Leo
will air as part of the channel's anti-bullying week, and will tell the story 13-year-old Leo, who has lived as a boy since he was five years old and legally changed his name at the age of 11.
Kez Margrie, head of CBBC's My Life
series, told Ariel
magazine: "It feels very much like his journey and story, as told by him.
"It’s not about the science or the medicine, it is fundamentally about identity and passion – about a boy taking a stand, saying ‘This is who I am’."
The documentary will follow Leo as he meets his friends, as well as talking about his identity with Press for Change's Stephen Whittle and 20-year-old trans woman Natalie.
Last month, Cartoon Network featured its first gay characters in an episode of Clarence
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I Am Leo
will air on Monday, November 17 at 6pm on CBBC.
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