6. Transgender: Challenges and Experiences

The aim of this section is to recognize some of the real life challenges experienced by transgender individuals.

In the following video, Hershel Russell discusses terminology and gender diversity, and the importance of treating people as human beings regardless of their individual gender identity.

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This next video clip may be difficult to watch as it depicts a dramatization of a harsh, unforgiving encounter experienced by a transgender individual in the workplace. Reflective questions are provided below the video.

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In this video, Andrew and Hershel discuss the challenges and impact of using public bathrooms for transgender individuals, as well as the potential of gender-neutral bathrooms.

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Try to imagine feeling afraid every time you need to use the washroom at work or any other public place. What would that do to your sense of self?

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