QUEER VOICES
08/19/2016 03:24 pm ET Updated Sep 13, 2016

Trans Men Open Up About Their Experiences With Male Privilege

"Walking down the street is so glorious -- I can actually think!"

Trans men occupy a unique space in their identity: many (thought not all) people who live as trans men have experienced the privileges of being read as both male and female at different points of their lives.

In this new video from MTV, a group of trans men open up about male privilege and the unique perspective they have on the topic, having experienced the world and in a multitude of different ways throughout the course of their lives.

“A man can just walk down the street and no one is going to bother him,” Tiq Milan says in the video. “No one is going to ask him to smile, no one is going to ask him where he’s going, no one’s going to ask him if he’s married, no one’s going to ask him if they can walk with him. But this is something that I know women experience every day.”

Check out the video above to hear more from these individuals, and head here to read a conversation with Milan from our series “Voices of Liberation.”

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