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People.com Editor Comes Out as Transgender

Janet Mock, an editor at People.com and a blogger, told the compelling story of how she came out as a transgender woman — a secret that she’s kept from almost everyone she knows — to writer Kierna Mayo for Marie Claire. (via)

I have a thriving career as a Web editor for a very popular magazine. My coworkers don’t know about my past, mostly because I never wanted to be the poster child for transsexuals — pre-op, post-op, or no op. But the recent stories about kids who have killed themselves because of the secrets they were forced to keep has shifted something in me.

That’s why I decided to come out in the pages of Marie Claire, why I’m writing a memoir about my journey.

It’s a brief but intriguing story, which will challenge the way you think about the transgender process. You can also hear Mock discuss the story via podcast.

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