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Thursday, February 20, 2014


On Tuesday night, comedian expert television pundit and truthiness pursuer Stephen Colbert interviewed Redefining Realness author Janet Mock.

Ms. Mock earned her bachelor's degree in fashion merchandizing from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and followed up with earning her master's in journalism from New York University and worked . Ms. Mock made her status as transwoman known in a 2011 Marie Claire article.

Janet Mock has brought transgender issues to the forefront in her use of social media by using the Twitter hashtag #GirlsLikeUs and teaming up with Orange Is The New Black actress Laverne Cox to better present these issues to the general public. Ms. Mock was named one of the 15 most powerful gay celebrities of 2012 and made the inaugural Trans 100 last year. Among one of those added to that list was this person.

Colbert begins the interview with a segment on transgender issues such as how Facebook is allowing users to select from as many as 50 gender options and Ms. Mock's interview with CNN's Piers Morgan.

Provided below are both the segment and interview.

The Colbert Report
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The Colbert Report
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