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10 ways you can take action and be an ally to trans people

1. Educate yourself. Find out how here

2. Use a person’s correct gender pronouns when referring to or speaking with them. If you aren’t sure what pronouns to use, it’s alright to politely ask. For example, you could say “what pronouns do you use?” or “Hi, my name is Shane and my pronouns are they/them. What about you?” Do not ask for a transgender person’s “real name.” You can also join this DoSomething.org campaign to challenge your classmates to not use masculine/feminine pronouns for a day.

3. Speak to transgender people like you would cisgender people, or people that are not transgender. Avoid comments that you wouldn’t say to cisgender people such as:

a. “He’s so hot. I’d date him even though he’s transgender.”

b. “You look like a real woman.”

c. “You look so pretty, I would have never known you weren’t a real woman.”

d. “What was it like being born a boy?”

e. “What surgeries have you had?”

f. “What’s it like to have sex as a transgender?

g. You’d pass so much better if you wore more/less make-up, had a better wig, etc.”

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#4: Seek out and listen to the stories of transgender people in your community. Speak out in solidarity when you read stories about transgender people facing violence or the startling number of transgender women who have been murdered because of who they are.

#5. Share positive things you’re seeing regarding why trans rights matter on social media using #goodlook and Laverne Cox’s #TransIsBeautiful

#6: Keep updated on what’s going on in the trans community by liking the TransAdvocate and National Center for Transgender Equality pages on Facebook. 

7. Call out gender policing that discriminates against a person’s level of masculinity or femininity when you see it. 

8. Advocate for all-gender bathrooms in your school or community. You can start a petition here to get gender neutral bathrooms on your campus.

9. Join a local Gay-Straight Alliance through GLSEN or the GSA Network, or learn how to take action on your college campus with Campus Pride.

10. Take part in Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to honor those victims of anti-transgender violence, on Nov. 20.

For even more tips on how to be an ally to trans people, check out this list from our partners at GLAAD.

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Lost in skies of powdered gold
Caught in clouds of silver ropes

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#bts challenge - 1) first bias: park jimin

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생일 축하해, 전보람!! ❤ [March 22]

Happy birthday to our most beloved Jeon Boram. Thank you for showering queen’s with love and ‘aeygo’, your smiles and ajumma laughs. No matter what decisions you make in the future, know we will always be behind you, supporting and watching over you. Thank you for being a part of our lives. Thank you for being a part of T-ARA ♛

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How do we try influencing what other people think about the world? What techniques get used for bending the truth? In this week’s episode, we take a look at some of the linguistics around propaganda and censorship: what people can try beyond just outright lying, how using conversational rules can get you to think things that aren’t said, and how we can use bias to influence people’s views.

We hadn’t done a sociolinguistics one for a while! Looking forward to hearing what people have to say. ^_^

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Happy Birthday Sooyoung

I know I’m late and I feel so bad :( but it’s better late than never right? well let’s get to the point… My beautiful Sooyoung thank you so much for being the human being that you are, I will always be thankful to you because you are my energy pill, my happiness, my strenght to don’t give up, my role model, my love, you are… you are my everything and you don’t know me in person, but you have done so many good things in me and you have no idea, thank you so much for being yourself. If someone ask me to pick a single thing I like about you I don’t think I’ll be able to answer that because I love every single part of you, oh my angel I can already feel  the tears in my eyes just by thinking about how perfectly imperfect you are… I can’t thank you enough for changing my life for good, thank you, thank you and a  thousand more times thank you :’) my angel I know I’m late but I know you had an amazing birthday surounded of people you love and that love you back, I wish you the best in this year and I also know this year is gonna be full of blessings and even more LOVE, Choi Sooyoung my multifacetic goddess I wish you a Happy Birthday and I hope all your wishes become true, I love you with all my heart and soul and that will never change, I love you Choi Sooyoung <3

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