Transgender rights advocate Beck Bailey spoke at length about the unique challenges facing the community in the workplace in a HuffPost Live interview this week.
Bailey acknowledged the "slight difference" between coming out as transgender vs. coming out as gay in a professional setting.
"I think there is a slight difference there," he said, before adding, "Few people report knowing someone who is transgender."
He then noted, "I think part of the barrage of questions, however well-meaning they are, are just based on the fact that folks don't know trans people. Sometimes those questions are inappropriate and a little too personal, particularly in certain contexts like the workplace."
"Part of my job as a transgender activist is to put myself out there ... but also kind of maintain some boundaries. It's a fine line to run," he said.