Trans 102

The Easiest Way To Know If Someone Prefers To Be Called "He," "She," Or "They"

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From Laverne Cox to Caitlyn Jenner, trans voices are leading today's fight for LGBTQ visibility. Though the past few years have marked incredible progress, we know we've still got a long way to go before the trans community feels safe and accepted in schools, hospitals, and bathrooms across the nation. In partnership with MAC Cosmetics, Refinery29 teamed up with writer and trans activist Jen Richards to present "Trans 102" — a series aimed at amplifying their courageous stories and educating viewers on the issues that continue to threaten our movement towards a more inclusive, equal world. Directed by Transparent's Silas Howard, "Trans 102" is all about generating awareness for transgender rights by promoting a dialogue around gender fluidity. Catch the video above for a quick look at what pronouns trans people are choosing for themselves. Spoiler: If you don't know how to respectfully address someone, the easiest way to find out is to ask.

About Trans 102

Created in collaboration with MAC Cosmetics, "Trans 102" aims at spreading awareness for transgender rights by promoting a dialogue around gender fluidity. We're speaking directly with the trans community about the issues that impact their lives most—from bathroom discrimination to healthcare and media representation.

Transgender Third Person Pronouns For Gender NeutralReleased on June 22, 2017