'Mike & Molly's Offensive Jokes Make Us Want to Point Out These 5 Awesome Trans* Celebrities

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On the tail end of Transgender Awareness Week, there has been some saddening news about Melissa McCarthy's use of transgender slurs in the show Mike and Molly, one of CBS's many shows that exploit transphobic humor for a cheap laugh.

Instead of reinforcing McCarthy's inexcusable behavior with more discussion and coverage, we would like to honor the awesome, out trans* stars working to make this world more trans*-inclusive.

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