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Across the United States, transgender children are in the zeitgeist, especially as states introduce a record number of bills targeting transgender people's access to school sports, health care, and gender-affirming spaces.

But in the midst of the political turmoil, six transgender high school, college and graduate students joined together for a day of conversation and camaraderie with ABC News Correspondent Gio Benitez. Benitez spoke with them about the necessity of gender affirming care.