Trans People Are Sharing Their Powerful Stories With #TransLooksLikeThis ❤️
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It's not easy to be transgender. Any gender non-conforming expression is scrutinized by the general public and, as we talk more and more about the rights everyone should have, trans people come under fire.


That's why it's great that Twitter user @wondyful started the #TransLooksLikeThis hashtag last week. Their experience within the trans community led them to feel that they were being pushed out for not fitting a specific look.



The tag took off, with others posting photos of themselves to explain what being trans looks like.

And it looks pretty great!




While the visibility of trans rights has increased, trans people themselves can feel very left out.

That's why it's important for trans people of all backgrounds to have a voice.




Trans issues have been in the news lately, especially with attacks from the Trump administration. President Trump is trying to roll out limits on transgender people in the military. Additionally, his administration is looking to establish a legal definition of gender that ties it to sex under Title IX protections.

But many are speaking out against this erasure. With the control of the House of Representatives shifting sides, a new task force on transgender rights is working to fight the administration's attempts to invalidate the very lives of trans people. And across the globe, people are protesting inhumane treatment and the reductions in rights for those who are transgender.

In all this, it's important to remember not every trans person can transition, nor does every trans person want to transition. Their gender identity and gender expression are not tied to the binary most are used to. People have their preferred pronouns and it's important to respect them.

People Break Down Their Absolute Favorite Guilty Pleasures
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Some people like sweets, some people like alcohol, some people are willing to spend extra money a month just to have full access to all 14 seasons of their favorite obscure Canadian detective show.

You don't judge us, we won't judge you.

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Love or money?

An age old question.

Ideally, you wouldn't have to decide between the two.

In a perfect world, you would be able to find the true love of your life and be incredibly wealthy all at once.

But, as the saying goes, you can't have everything.

Though if faced with having to choose between the two, people might have a different idea of what the obvious answer would be.

Redditor lulinghayaw was curious how people would decide when faced with this decision, leading them to ask:

"Genuine, true love or 5 million dollars? Why?"
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People Explain Which Lessons Aren't Taught In History Class But Should Be
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It's highly believed that it is important to learn history as a means to improve our future.

What is often overlooked is that what is taught in history class is going to be very different depending on where you went to school.

And this isn't just internationally, even different regions of the United states will likely have very different lessons on American history.

This frequently results in our learning fascinating, heartbreaking and horrifying historical facts which our middle or high school history teachers neglected to teach us.

Redditor Acherontia_atropos91 was curious to learn things people either wished they had learned, or believe they should have learned, in their school history class, leading them to ask:

What isn’t taught in history class but should be?
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People Share The Most Random Things They Miss About Life Before The Pandemic
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So apparently we are in the endemic phase of this nonsense.

We have light at the end of the tunnel.

So what now?

Where do we go from here?

Normal seems like an outdated word.

How do we get back to normal though?

Is it even possible?

What are reaching back to?

Life pre-Covid.

Those were the days.

If only we could bring them back.

Redditor hetravelingsong wanted to discuss our new normal in this hopeful "endemic" phase. So they asked:

"What’s something random you miss about pre-COVID times?"
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