My first boyfriend was a straight kid from the Bronx. Alex—not his real name—was cerebral and boyishly handsome, but socially anxious. He was too afraid to go out with me in public, so our six-month relationship occurred entirely within my Brooklyn apartment. I tried to console Alex, but I'm not sure how much progress we made. Looking back now, I think what he really needed was a fellow straight man to tell him he was okay the way he was—that his attraction to me wasn't dangerous.
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Many will remember the moment back in January when actress Laverne Cox schooled Katie Couric, after Couric ask an invasive question about her body. We experience discrimination disproportionately to the rest of the community. Our unemployment rate is twice the national average [. For the most part, people have respected that request. But according to my friend Nomi Ruiz, this has inadvertently created a taboo in the trans community: