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'When do we get past the starting point?' Ask a transgender person

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KUOW Photo/Lisa Wang
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KUOW's Ask a Transgender Person event at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

Transgender people are coming out (to welcome and rejection) more now than ever. We learn something about their experiences in news of a looming military service ban, from prominent transgender celebrities, TV shows and movies.  But many of us don’t have personal connections with transgender people. KUOW’s “Ask A…” series created a space for conversations at a recent Ask a Transgender Person event in West Seattle.

KUOW’s “Ask a ___” events create a safe and respectful environment for people to explore each other's views. We set up one-on-one conversations for six minutes. After that, a bell rings, chairs are swapped and another conversation begins. At the end, we host a group discussion and a meal. This Ask a Transgender Person event took place at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center on Sunday August 20.

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You can listen in to some of the conversations below:

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