Visibility matters; it is good and it is helpful to have transgender people on television and in the movies. This kind of visibility serves as cultural education and has the power to humanize transgender people to those who would otherwise never have challenged the stereotypes and assumptions they’d inherited about them. But we know that visibility also takes a toll, which why it is important that visibility extend beyond celebrity or consumerism.Like hydrogen peroxide poured over a wound, the attempt to eliminate discrimination against transgender people in this country has exposed the disease in an expanding political froth. Subsequently, kids like Gavin Grimm in Gloucester Virginia get called freaks at public school board meetings, and states like North Carolina pass laws that force transgender children out of bathrooms, making it difficult or impossible for trans people to live real, public lives.

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