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Appetite For Distraction

Few of us appreciate the extraordinary life changes that transgender people go through. So maybe we should make more of an effort to educate ourselves about these courageous individuals

18th March, 2018
The writer Daniel Mallory Ortberg, who came out publicly as transgendered last week

For many people, Caitlyn Jenner might be the only trans person they think they know, and the only person they’ve ever witnessed publicly transitioning. Maybe they were familiar with Caitlyn as Bruce, the long-suffering dad in Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Maybe they remember her winning an Olympic gold medal in Decathlon in Montreal in 1976, prior to her transition.

Perhaps they remember her hitting the headlines in 2015, when she appeared on the...

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