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Emil Guillermo: Bruce Jenner? My experience with a trans woman taught me why we must stand with all LGBTQ.

My friend Kenna Fisher is a librarian.

But she is also a man transitioning into a woman.

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And her story is every bit  the equal of Jenner’s, but without Kim, Khloe, Kris, or Olympic medal.

Google her,  you’ll see.

Kenna and I are in a solo performance workshop group at the Marsh and had coffee afterwards  one day.

Read my column here.

It taught me why it’s important to stand with the LGBTQ.

Literally stand next to a friend some time.

You’ll see enough ignorance and hate drawn to you to last  a lifetime.

You can hear Kenna’s story  here.

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Emil Guillermo: Bruce Jenner has people talking, but does he represent the diversity in the trans world?

brucejennerRich people like Bruce Jenner can afford surgery and treatments.

But there are poor and working class trans people who aren’t covered by insurance and fear the price of their journey may be too high.

On top of that, I know trans people of color who fear discrimination and harassment every day.

It all makes Jenner such a poor spokesperson for the trans community.

His announcement is good for Jenner in Malibu, and his reality shows. But his trans reality isn’t what most people experience.

He’s hardly representative of the trans world.

See my column on trans diversity here.

 

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