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Cisgender Allies

Being a Trans Ally: Where to Begin

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 10.22.2014 | Gay 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.

The Duality of a White, Cisgender, Gay Man

Tyler Curry | Posted 07.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

I do not claim to be anything other than my own personal mixture of identifiers and traits that make me who I am. But I'd like to believe it's still possible to strive to understand another group's inequalities so that we can keep striving for fairness in our culture. That is how equality is won.

Speaking for Ourselves

Dana Beyer | Posted 04.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Last week we saw the Janet Mock/Piers Morgan saga degenerate into a situation where both protagonists ended up speaking past one another. Still, I believe that however difficult it has been for everyone involved, it is ultimately all for the good.

Be a Better Ally: How to Support Your Transgender Friends

Gena Ricciardi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay 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.

The Moment I Finally Came to Understand and Accept Transgender People

Mehrac Aliyari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Mehrac Aliyari

I'm gay-friendly. Always have been. And proud of it. But I am ashamed to say that until quite recently, this wasn't the case when it came to transgender people. For a very long time I saw trans people as gay people who were ashamed or afraid to be themselves.

Becoming Worthy Allies To Our Transgender Neighbors

Donna Red Wing | Posted 01.20.2013 | Gay 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.