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Coming Out As Transgender: Janet Mock Explains How The Process Differs For The Trans Community

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Transgender writer and activist Janet Mock spoke to HuffPost Live about why the coming out process presents unique challenges for the trans community and how she, specifically, came to feel comfortable living visibly.

"For me, living visibly is kind of the antithesis of coming out," Mock said. "Coming out is so different for trans people specifically. Every day that I walk outside as a woman, I'm out. It doesn't mean that I need to walk up to every person and shake their hand and say, 'I was assigned male at birth.'"

Mock, who is also a HuffPost Gay Voices blogger, went on to note, "We just need to start learning from each other and give people the space to declare who they are."

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