Trans Activist Jenny Boylan Explains What It's Like To Transition In The Public Eye

April 25, 2015 1:42 AM

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Trans author Jenny Boylan is no stranger to the public spotlight. Her 2003 memoir, She's Not There, was the first bestselling work by a transgender American, she's a nationally known activist for civil rights, she's the national co-chair of GLAAD and she has shared her personal transition story many times on national television, including on a 2005 episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

Since her own transition nearly 15 years ago, Boylan has been happy to see what she calls "remarkable" changes in the culture, thanks in part to the visibility and universal acclaim of shows such as "Transparent" and trans celebrities such as Laverne Cox, of "Orange is the New Black."

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