With Caitlyn Jenner dominating headlines and actress Laverne Cox’s pivotal rise, now is the perfect time to address gender freedom and its role in a free society. With that in mind, Learn Liberty is introducing a new three-part video series called Trans Talks, which explores transgender rights and features University of Illinois professor and transgender advocate Deirdre McClosky.

In the first video of the series below, McCloskey argues that both transgender individuals and those associated with them are made more human by the transitioning experience. So is the viewer of this series. Check out the first video in the series below.