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I’m terrified that coming out as trans will ruin my career. Help!

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Episode Notes

Prudence is joined this week by Colby Gordon, an English professor at Bryn Mawr College, where he teaches weird gay poems.

Prudie and Gordon tackle letters about what to do when you fear that transitioning would hurt your career, what to consider when your partner leaves you feeling vulnerable about your finances, how to talk to a close friend about her transphobic comments, how to handle regret over not supporting your trans and nonbinary friends prior to you coming out as trans, and what to consider when you stumble upon your friend’s fan fic Tumblr page.

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Production by Phil Surkis.

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