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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Transgender People But Were Afraid To Ask

It's cool, we know you have questions.

How do you ask about transgender issues without coming off like a jerk? And how do you talk about someone who existed one way in the past but is a different gender now so is it "he" or "she" and what's this all about, anyway? The good news is, it's much simpler than you think. Here's a little transgender 101.

[Before we go any further: sex isn't the same as gender. You maybe, probably already knew that. If not, no worries.]

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