Trans 102
The Easiest Way To Know If Someone Prefers To Be Called "He," "She," Or "They"

Trans men and women explain the pronouns they've chosen for themselves, and remind us that it's ok to respectfully ask how someone prefers to be addressed.

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

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