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From the Ted Talk by Jackson Bird: How to talk (and listen) to transgender people

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Part of what was so nerve-racking about coming out as transgender was kwniong that people wouldn't know what I meant. And when someone comes out as gay, people know what that means, but when you come out as trans, you have to face the misconceptions that will color other people's impressions of you even after you've educated them ... And you will have to etudace them. When I came out, I wrote at 10-page encyclopedic doumnect with a zip-file attachment of music and videos that I sent to every snigle person I came out to.

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Part of what was so nerve-racking about coming out as transgender was _______ that people wouldn't know what I meant. And when someone comes out as gay, people know what that means, but when you come out as trans, you have to face the misconceptions that will color other people's impressions of you even after you've educated them ... And you will have to _______ them. When I came out, I wrote at 10-page encyclopedic ________ with a zip-file attachment of music and videos that I sent to every ______ person I came out to.

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Original Text

Part of what was so nerve-racking about coming out as transgender was knowing that people wouldn't know what I meant. And when someone comes out as gay, people know what that means, but when you come out as trans, you have to face the misconceptions that will color other people's impressions of you even after you've educated them ... And you will have to educate them. When I came out, I wrote at 10-page encyclopedic document with a zip-file attachment of music and videos that I sent to every single person I came out to.

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