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Laverne Cox Shares the Pitfalls of Anti-Trans Discrimination

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The Huffington Post
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June 22, 2012
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When I was bullied as a child, called names, chased home from school, and sometimes physically attacked, it was because of my gender expression. The way I acted was way more feminine than how most of the people around me thought a boy "should" act. Though I was often told I acted like a girl as a child, I was also usually called anti-gay slurs, like "sissy" or "faggot." I was bullied because of my gender expression, but everyone called it "gay" years before I knew I liked boys, years before I understood I was trans.

Writer and trans advocate, Laverne Cox, weighs in on the devastating effects of anti-trans discrimination and the importance of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA).