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Published on March 16th, 2012 | by Wild Gender


VIDEO: Bizarre “Coming Out” Social Experiment

In one of the strangest social experiments we’ve ever seen, an ABC show called “What Would You Do,” hosted a Candid Camera-type sketch involving actors, one pretending to be the parent of a transgender child who “comes out” in public.

The show is hoping for inflammatory reactions from bystanders at a diner where the event was staged. Throughout, there are pronoun problems galore, an overwhelmingly sensationalist narrative, and the overriding sense that friendly bystanders consoling the faux trans person are brave in so doing.

The segment ends with Betsy and Ron, PFLAG members of Equality Florida, who try to talk some sense into the scene when a camera crew bursts out of hiding for the perverbal “gotcha” moment.

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is an online magazine and creative hub born out of gratitude for the gift of full expression. We are dedicated to creative practices that celebrate gender fluidity, identity and expression. Wild Gender prioritizes visual art, creative writing, and journalistic work by trans/gender-variant individuals who have never before been published in a public venue. Run entirely by volunteers,we are always in search of writers, thinkers, and creators hoping to participate in our growing community.

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