Post submitted by Maureen McCarty, former HRC Deputy Director of Marketing

For one-day only, HRC is bringing you the exclusive digital premiere of the first episode of ABC Family’s new trans-focused documentary series, “Becoming Us.”

Carly’s decision to share her experience with millions underscores the true power of living openly and authentically, and her family’s journey teaches the importance of love, support and acceptance. 

As more and more transgender people share their stories, the public’s understanding of gender identity and expression builds.

In fact, a recent national HRC survey revealed that 22 percent of likely voters personally know or work with someone who is transgender, and, of that group, two-thirds expressed favorable feelings toward them. That’s up from 17 percent who said they knew a transgender person just a year ago.

The data provides powerful empirical evidence that the increase in the visibility of transgender people in our workplaces, our homes, in our popular culture -- including Caitlyn Jenner, the Emmy-nominated actress Laverne Cox, and New York Times bestselling writer Janet Mock -- has helped to propel this growing support. 

Watch the exclusive premiere now: 

To learn more about the transgender community, visit And learn more about the show and the Lehwald family here.

Can't watch today? Tune in to the "Becoming Us" television premiere Monday, June 8 at 9/8c on ABC Family!

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