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Transgender Allies

Being a Trans Ally is a Verb

Ezak Perez | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ezak Perez

In a world that is saturated in patriarchy and gender based violence, imagine how powerful and life saving it would be if men, masculine presenting people and cis-gender identified people started standing up as allies too.

Not One More: Protect and Empower Trans Youth

Michael Cade Hughes | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Cade Hughes

While trans visibility is increasing, and we're seeing more positive representations in the media, our youth remain vulnerable and mostly unheard.

LOOK: This Is What An LGBT Ally Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The queer community has come along way in the last 50 years -- and especially in the last 10 -- but we couldn't have done it on our own. To celebra...

Being a Trans Ally: Where to Begin

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Being a good ally begins with listening and actually hearing what transgender people have to say about their lives. When people actually do listen, the results can be remarkable.

On Loving Men Beyond the Erection

Mark Travis Rivera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Travis Rivera

One day I met a man who helped me redefine what my sexuality means to me. This guy, whom I will refer to as "James," was attractive: He had this way with words, and a smile that took my breath away. James happens to be transgender; he was assigned "female" at birth.

Listening to Sahara

Sam Stiegler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sam Stiegler

I give the same answer to the countless cisgender teachers, administrators, parents, community members, etc. who have asked me, "How do we support trans students? What can I do to make schools better for them?" My advice always boils down to one message: Listen.

Dear Trans Persons Everywhere, I'm Sorry for Being a Bad Gay

Adam Hunt | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Adam Hunt

I wasn't always an ally to the trans community. In fact, it was only a little over a year ago that I had pretty awful opinions about the trans community and the struggles they face. ("Why can't they just accept that if they have a penis, then they're a dude?") But then something happened.

Be a Better Ally: How to Support Your Transgender Friends

Gena Ricciardi | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Gena Ricciardi

Listen. That's probably the most important thing you can do for any person who is sharing their story with you. Simply being present and giving them your undivided attention is huge.

Becoming Worthy Allies To Our Transgender Neighbors

Donna Red Wing | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Donna Red Wing

On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, I am filled with anger, guilt and sorrow. I need to remember those we have lost with dignity and respect. I need to do what I can to make sure that they are never an afterthought in my circles, my work or my world. I need to be an ally.