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Laverne Cox: You Can’t Eradicate Homophobia Without Ending Transphobia Too

Laverne Cox: You Can’t Eradicate Homophobia Without Ending Transphobia Too
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In a Huffington Post piece, trans advocate, actress and producer Laverne Cox explains how multiple forms of oppression (homophobia, transphobia and sexism) are interconnected:

In a gender-binary world, a world that is set up based on two distinct genders, if one is perceived to be outside the binary (whether that person actually identifies outside that binary or not), the possibility of gender oppression exists. For many trans folks, the discrimination we often experience has to do with how someone else might perceive our gender, but people who don’t identify as trans but who express their gender in ways that don’t conform to the sex they were assigned at birth often experience discrimination, as well. 

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