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10/31/2015 10:50 am ET

Why Are Trans People Left Out Of LGBT History So Often?

Trans people are starting to demand historical stories be more inclusive, Mara Keisling tells HuffPost Live.

Despite their pivotal role in advancing the queer community, trans people are often written out of history, Lourdes Hunter, the national director at Trans Women of Color Collective, explained to HuffPost Live earlier this week. But why is there such a tendency to cut out some of our most crucial trans pioneers from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history?

In the video above, Hunters, LGBT Healthlink director Dr. Scout and National Center for Transgender Equality executive director Mara Keisling discuss why trans people are often ignored in historical retellings and the impact that has on the trans community. 

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