What Does It Mean To Be a Man?

This video from Buzzfeed was produced in order to combat the idea that transgender identity is tied specifically to biological sex, and there can be no deviation from the constraints of societal norms in terms of outward appearances.

Meet Lauren Hennessy, an actor and artist who identifies as a transgender man but has no intention of changing his physical appearance to fit societal definitions of what that ‘should’ look like.

We’ve entered a time in our history where transgender people are enjoying increased mainstream visibility, but without people like Hennessy, the story of what it is like to be transgender would not be accurately told. Stories like this one are as important as ever.

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