On TLC's new reality series "I Am Jazz," transgender teen Jazz Jennings said that, like a lot of junior high girls, she has to deal with immature boys.
"I face most of my discrimination from the boys because they think that they're gay for liking another 'boy,'" Jazz said on the show, which premiered Wednesday night. "And they just overall think that I'm disgusting and weird. I'd like to be respected for who I am."
This isn't the first time Jazz has opened up about having trouble in the dating department.
"You know, a lot of my friends are starting to get interested in boys. And you know, as everyone is pairing up, it's kinda like, 'Ah, what about me?'" Jazz said on her YouTube channel. (Video via YouTube)
Jazz is not just a YouTube celebrity. She and her family have been in the public eye since a 2007 interview with Barbara Walters. They told their story to help out other families who have transgender children. (Video via ABC)
They even starred in an Oprah Winfrey Network documentary special in 2011. But the "I Am Jazz" series will be unique because it will chronicle her journey through high school. (Video via OWN)
Twitter users shared their support for Jazz tonight with the hashtag #JazzHands. TLC said that for every #JazzHands tweet, $1 would go to support transgender youth through the TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation.
Check out some of the tweets below:
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