WATCH: Diners React To Trans Teen’s Coming Out

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ABC’s What Would You Do? has documented people’s reactions to a number of LGBT-related scenarios, such as same-sex marriage proposals and teens being offered ex-gay therapy. In a recent segment, the hidden camera show investigated how customers at a diner would react if they overheard a teen coming out to his mother as transgender and receiving a very negative response. Watch the heartwarming clip of many individuals coming to the teen’s defense, including a particularly surprising intervention:

A recent study found that transgender youth face a higher risk of abuse from their parents. Many trans teens are turning to YouTube to discuss the challenges of coming out and transitioning.

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