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National Geographic makes history with young trans cover star

National Geographic is featuring a transgender person on its cover for the first time in the magazine’s storied history. 
Avery Jackson, a nine-year-old trans girl from Missouri, will grace a forthcoming special issue of the publication devoted entirely to gender identity and rights.
Jackson made a name for herself with a series of YouTube videos called “Avery Chats,” in which she describes the process of coming to terms with her identity at a young age.
The stark cover contains little text beyond a quote from the young activist: “The best thing about being a girl is, now I don’t have to pretend to

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