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Harvard Business School’s First Transgender Student Speaks Out

What’s almost as interesting as this testimonial is the fact that more and more, The Atlantic magazine has been presenting pro-transgender articles.

One thing I like about the article is this statement by Del, the transgender student:

When I met with Del in Cambridge on a crisp fall evening, I could not help but wonder why she has chosen to be open about being trans at all. She is a strikingly beautiful blonde whose history is imperceptible when you look at her. Del agrees that telling her story puts her at a disadvantage: “Even the mechanics of sharing my past are difficult. The only exposure the average person has to transgender issues is from overwhelmingly false media stereotypes. We haven’t had our Will & Grace moment yet, so coming out usually needs to be accompanied by a lot of education.”

That’s what I’m trying to do as well. Be out and open to educate, and help everyone who hasn’t reached the point of being out.

Harvard Business School’s First Transgender Student Speaks Out – Elizabeth Segran – The Atlantic.

Jennifer Pritzker Becomes First Transgender Billionaire

I was asked why this was relevant, and why focus on someone who is rich enough to have “everything they ever wanted.” The point of posting is to illustrate the tremendous diversity of transgender persons, and to highlight that no, we are not dysfunctional misfits – we work hard, we’re better educated than the average American, and we even have some stellar successes in the business world – like Jennifer Pritzker.

Jennifer Pritzker Becomes First Transgender Billionaire – Forbes.