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Transgender Tipping Point

Oprah Winfrey sat down with author, activist and transgender woman Janet Mock for an interview on “Super Soul Sunday.”  Mock told her story to Marie Claire in 2011, wrote about it in her bestselling book Redefining Realness and talked about it again last night with Oprah. With President Obama mentioning the transgender community in his most recent State of the Union address, Bruce Jenner telling his truth to Diane Sawyer and Time magazine placing Laverne Cox on their cover, the conversation about the trans community is growing.  It is critical for us to understand exactly what transgender means and why it is not a fancy term for cross dressing. We need to be able to identify when someone has gender dysphoria so we can help them to live their truth. I felt it was important that we understand exactly what it means to be transgender and how to identify the signs and symptoms.

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