Trans Man Shaves For First Time In New Gillette Ad

CNN reports:

A man’s first shave is a milestone no matter who you are. But for transgender man Samson Bonkeabantu Brown, it was memorable for several reasons. Brown shared the experience with a man identified as his father in an advertisement for Gillette, the maker of razors and shaving supplies.

The video, which Gillette shared on its Facebook page, shows the Toronto-based artist standing in front of a bathroom mirror as his father coaches him.

“Growing up, I was always trying to figure out what kind of man I wanted to become and I’m still trying to figure out what kind of man that I want to become,” Brown said in the video. “I always knew I was different. I didn’t know that there was a term for the type of person that I was.”

The usual idiots are flipping out, of course.

(Tipped by JMG reader Scott)