In a new interview with Transparent creator Jill Soloway, Ellen DeGeneres got real about transgender issues. Transparent, is a show about the patriarch of a family transitioning to become a woman, and it’s moving and fantastic and Jeffrey Tambor, who plays the lead, has already won a Golden Globe for his amazing performance.

Soloway appeared on Ellen to talk about her own experiences with transitioning, her father transitioned into a woman and was the inspiration for the show. “The reason I wanted you [on the show] is because I want people to have more compassion,” DeGeneres said. “There are jokes [about Bruce Jenner] all the time and I’m hurt for him.”

As Fusion points out, DeGeneres is the most watched daytime television show for women ages 25 to 54. Meaning this segment will reach thousands of viewers and hopefully, maybe, start to change the conversation. What are your thoughts  on transgender people and the way society and culture are divided on acceptance?

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