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Gender Is Messy (And Always Has Been)

I want to start by telling you about Violet. Just a few blocks up the road, at the billiards place where my wife and I go to play pool, the girl behind the counter who gives us our balls is transgender. Violet is quirky and fun, she works in a place full of the straightest guys and girls you’ve ever met, and… it’s no big deal. The fact that it’s no big deal is a cultural accomplishment. We’ve come a long way in terms of gender recently. Just a few years ago, gays won the right to marry in the…