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If You're One Of Those People Who Just Doesn't 'Get' Trans People, Here's An Easy Fix

I'm trying to get better about gender — not just equality, but really understanding the alternatives to boxing in other people based on my perceptions of gender. But it's hard, right? It's hard to think about gender in any other way than what we've been taught from childhood: Boys grow up to be men and girls grow up to be women. But it doesn't have to be hard.This talk covers biological sex and gender identity really well in the beginning. Feel free to start from there, but I'm going start you about two-thirds through (10:03), where he begins to talk about the aspect of gender we notice most: gender expression. It's not all serious, I promise. There are some great laughs in there too.

If You're One Of Those People Who Just Doesn't 'Get' Trans People, Here's An Easy Fix

As Canada's women's soccer team prepares for its gold medal match against Sweden this week in Tokyo, it also prepares to make history as the first Olympic team to have an openly transgender, non-binary athlete win a medal at the games.

Quinn, the 25-year-old midfielder, announced their non-binary identity on social media last September, adopting they/them pronouns and a singular name. Quinn said they'd been living openly as a transgender person with their loved ones, but this was their first time coming out publicly.

"I want to be visible to queer folks who don't see people like them on their feed. I know it saved my life years ago," they wrote. "I want to challenge cis folks ( if you don't know what cis means, that's probably you!!!) to be better allies."

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