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‘Boudewijn Van Spilbeeck can be used as a tv-figure contributions to the normalisation of transgender people’

How more there in the media speaking about transgender people, the more the change of sex and other issues around gender normalized. That says gay and transgenderkoepel çavaria Monday following the news on VTM NEWS journalist Boudewijn boudewijn van Spilbeeck.

Boudewijn Van Spilbeeck announced Monday night to now, and to live as Bo. Starting Tuesday, she will live and come to work in her new gender role.

As a well-known person hopes boudewijn Van Spilbeeck that they can play a role in the social acceptance of transgender people. “I see it as a moral duty to use my story to bring out and to support people in their body and their gender role is not feeling well,’ is heard Monday in a statement.

The normalisation of the situation

Çavaria confirms the importance of the in to bring to the attention of transgenderism. “It is very important that famous people feel that they can come out with a sex change,” says çavaria spokesman Jeroen Borghs. “The more transgender people in the media, the more their situation will be normalized. All the attention to transgendered people, it can lead to more understanding.”

Boudewijn Van Spilbeeck may come out as a transgender woman also to ensure that people in her situation to recognize, says Borghs yet. “How more of this on tv, the more the familiar, and how more people might recognize, and to better understand what they themselves experience’, what it sounds like.

People who have questions around gender, in the Transgender info point (0800 96 316) or on the Holebifoon (0800 99 533 or www.holebifoon.be).

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