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New Web Series 'First Person' Aims To Give Queer People A Place To Tell Their Own Stories

03/06/2015 09:17 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

A new web series aims to take a thoughtful, no-holds-barred look at gender identity by examining everything from "bisexual erasure" to coming out in sports.

Produced by WNET in partnership with PBS Digital Studios, "First Person" launched Feb. 26 with an intimate conversation with transgender artist and YouTube personality Skylar Kergil. (Take a look at the first episode above)

Host Kristin Russo, who is also the co-founder of LGBTQ youth advocacy group Everyone Is Gay, told The Huffington Post in an email statement that the new series is unique in that it allows its subjects "to tell their own stories about being queer and trans" as opposed to "just people talking about queer and trans communities."

"Our mission for the show is to tackle the topics of gender and sexuality by actually talking with people whose lives intersect with those issues," she said. "The digital platform is important because it's where the younger generation is going for their information."

Check out more on "First Person" on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. You can also head to their official Instagram and Tumblr, too.

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