Tips for Being a Better Transgender Ally

Okay kids, if you want to call yourself progressive or a feminist, listen up right here!

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Today is National Trans Day of Action in New York and there’s lots to celebrate. But first: four simple steps to becoming a better trans ally from Rebecca Kling at Thought Catalogue:

Step Zero: Don’t Deny Someone Else’s Reality

The first thing about being a trans ally — something really before the first thing — is to know when to keep your mouth shut.

Step One: Educate Yourself

So, you’ve learned to keep your mouth shut. Awesome! You’ll go far. The next step toward being a strong trans ally (and the first real bit of work) is to transform yourself into an informed trans ally. To do that, you need to educate yourself.

Step Two: Begin To Speak Up

So, you’ve read through some Trans 101 websites. You’ve got a grasp on gender identity, cissexism, why you shouldn’t use words like “tranny” and “shemale.” Now what?

Begin…

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