Wonderful and heartbreaking story. During this so-called “transgender tipping point” in US history, it’s important to recognize that many trans people, especially trans women of color, truly don’t feel safe coming out to live their authentic lives. Social media can be a lifeline for those who don’t have the freedom to live as their true genders in public. This is one of the reasons why it’s so important to allow people to use names other than the ones on their legal ID documents when posting on Facebook and the like.

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