Google’s New Ad Features a Gym that Supports Transgendered People

New ad is a huge step in promoting inclusivity for the transgendered community.

At a time when major corporations are afraid to speak up for transgendered people, Google has invited them to join its “proud community." Its new ad for “Google My Business” features Jake, a young male-identified female going through transition. During this tough time, Jake found friendship and community at a local gym in Kansas City, Missouri that isn’t afraid to support a transgendered workout group.

[quote position="full" is_quote="true"]I was never comfortable with the way I looked when I looked in the mirror. I would want to see something masculine.[/quote]

The comments show why this type of inclusion is so imporant.

(h / t Ad Week)

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