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15 Things You Really Shouldn't Say To Trans People

"Did you transition because you thought you were an ugly girl?"

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To highlight the onslaught of microaggressions trans people experience on a daily basis, photographer Shane Henise teamed up with GLAAD for this powerful photo project.

It was launched today as part of Transgender Awareness Week, which will culminate with Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20.

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Shane Henise

Cecilia Gentili; transgender gender non-conforming person; any pronoun; activist, trans health program coordinator, and contributor for Trans Bodies Trans Selves

Nick Adams, GLAAD's Director of Transgender Media Programs, outlined the organization's goals for partnering with Henise on the project, which appears on GLAAD's web site. "We hope that people will see that these types of statements, even when well-intentioned, cause real harm to trans people - and to think about how trans people feel when they hear them over and over again. It's the next step in learning to be a good ally to trans people."

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