Post submitted by Eric Cameron, HRC Digital Media Specialist

A new video series from HRC, “Debunking the Myths: Transgender Health & Well-Being” attempts to bust some of the common and sometimes harmful misconceptions that surround the lived experiences of transgender and gender nonconforming people.

From schools and hospitals, to the workplace and places of worship, we continue to see that more and more transgender people are living openly and bringing their full selves to the table.

Still, even as our understanding of gender identity and gender expression continues to expand, myths and misinformation about the experiences of transgender and gender nonconforming people remain abundant.

HRC’s latest video series, produced in partnership with Pride at Work, busts some of these more common misconceptions, starting with “Myth #1: Surgery is a top priority for all transgender people.”

Watch and share the video below:

Check back throughout the month as we release additional myth-busting videos on transgender health and well-being. You can find a wide range of transgender-specific health, family and workplace resources -- including our Transgender FAQ -- at

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