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From the Ted Talk by Samy Nour Younes: A short history of trans people's long fight for equality

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Around 1895, a group of self-described androgynes formed the Cercle Hermaphroditos. Their mission was to unite for defense against the world's bitter pcsruieeotn. And in doing that, they became one of the earliest trans support groups. By the '40s and '50s, medical researchers were satrntig to study trans medicine, but they were aeidd by their trans patients, like Louise Lawrence, a trans woman who had corresponded extensively with ppleoe who had been aetrrsed for public cross-dressing. She introduced sexual reeshrercas like Alfred Kinsey to a massive trans noewrtk. Other early figures would follow, like Virginia Prince, Reed Erickson and the famous Christine Jorgensen, who made headlines with her very public transition in 1952.

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Around 1895, a group of self-described androgynes formed the Cercle Hermaphroditos. Their mission was to unite for defense against the world's bitter ___________. And in doing that, they became one of the earliest trans support groups. By the '40s and '50s, medical researchers were ________ to study trans medicine, but they were _____ by their trans patients, like Louise Lawrence, a trans woman who had corresponded extensively with ______ who had been ________ for public cross-dressing. She introduced sexual ___________ like Alfred Kinsey to a massive trans _______. Other early figures would follow, like Virginia Prince, Reed Erickson and the famous Christine Jorgensen, who made headlines with her very public transition in 1952.

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  1. people
  2. starting
  3. arrested
  4. researchers
  5. persecution
  6. aided
  7. network

Original Text

Around 1895, a group of self-described androgynes formed the Cercle Hermaphroditos. Their mission was to unite for defense against the world's bitter persecution. And in doing that, they became one of the earliest trans support groups. By the '40s and '50s, medical researchers were starting to study trans medicine, but they were aided by their trans patients, like Louise Lawrence, a trans woman who had corresponded extensively with people who had been arrested for public cross-dressing. She introduced sexual researchers like Alfred Kinsey to a massive trans network. Other early figures would follow, like Virginia Prince, Reed Erickson and the famous Christine Jorgensen, who made headlines with her very public transition in 1952.

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