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Gay Rights Happened Slowly; Trans Rights, All at Once

ON JANUARY 20, 2015, President Obama said the word transgender in his State of the Union address. It was only a word—but given that Ronald Reagan refused even to say the word aids publicly until 1985 because he was so disgusted by sexual diversity, the president’s choice

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