How To Be An Ally

Here are some tips on how to be a good ally.

Advocate yourself, know about local resources that are trans competent.

Honor the trans persons requests about disclosure. Don't assume, always ask permission to speak to new people.

Don't bring up history or talk about the trans persons past without them instigating conversation or knowing they are comfortable talking about it with you.

Be respectful and use preferred name and pronouns. If your'e unsure what they prefer don't be scared to ask.

Ask about boundaries, don't assume that they are comfortable discussing all aspects of their transition or life. for example, surgeries, sexual orientation or past.

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