Why Trans People Are Afraid of Coming Out

(Content Warning: Anti-trans violence)

Do you know why someone might be afraid to be open about being trans?

If you’re not trans, you probably don’t realize what a big deal it is to come out as transgender. You might even think that closeted trans people are “tricking” others by not being honest about who they are.

And if so, you’re in for a rude awakening with this info. Riley J. Dennis shares exactly what trans people are up against when coming out – and why we all need to be taking these risks more seriously.

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Riley J. Dennis is a Contributing Vlogger for Everyday Feminism. She’s a polyamorous, atheist, gender non-binary trans woman with a passion for fiction writing, feminism, and technology. She got her BA from Whittier College in 2015 doing a self-designed major called Writing Worlds, a mixture of creative writing and anthropology, focused on realistic fictional world building. Find her on her YouTube channel, Twitter @RileyJayDennis, or her website. Check out her videos here.