WATCH: Transgender in America

A smart discussion about gender identity

MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry tackled transgender life in a special segment of her eponymous show this past weekend with guests including Mara Keisling of the National Center for Transgender Equality, author Kate Bornstein and Mel Wymore, the first openly transgender candidate for New York City Council.

“Simply because you are aware of one kind of inequality, it doesn’t mean that you empathize with others,” noted Harris-Perry, who led a discussion debunking myths and providing a platform that’s usually lacking in most major news broadcasts.

In case you missed it, the round table talked about real experiences among transgender people at home and at work, and what gender identity really means in America today.

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