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Watch: Chaz Bono explains transgender to David Letterman

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This is a pretty remarkable video of a transgendered celebrity talking about gender identity, on national television, with an extremely famous host who manages to be curious and respectful. I feel like public discourse this civilized about transgender would've been unthinkable even ten years ago. No matter how much regressive nonsense goes on in American culture and politics, it's striking to see a video like this and realize how much the times are changing, even when the pace of that change is often frustratingly slow. Check it out.