HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” host explains the term “transgender” to those in the media (and beyond) who still have questions about it. Oliver then goes on to highlight the importance of promoting transgender rights with our words and actions, reminding us that it’s a civil rights issue.

“If you aren’t willing to support transgender people for their sake, at least do it for your own,” the comedian concludes. “Because we’ve been through this before. We know how this thing ends. If you take the anti-civil rights side, and deny people access to something they’re entitled to, history is not going to be kind to you.”

—Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata

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