Trans 101

Gaytimes has a great article that lists some things you can do to be the best advocate you can be, this can be summarised as:

🏳️‍⚧️ Have a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination.

🏳️‍⚧️ Listen, Trans people are the only ones qualified on their own identities.

🏳️‍⚧️ It’s a 24/7 thing, just becaue there are no Trans people around doesn’t mean they can get away with it.

🏳️‍⚧️ Everybody makes mistakes, don’t freak out if you make a whoopsie.

🏳️‍⚧️ Transness isn’t an aesthetic, just because somebody doesn’t “look Trans” doen’t mean they aren’t.

🏳️‍⚧️ Don’t ask intrusive questions, would you ask a Cis person about their junk? (Cis is short for cisgender and is someone whose gender identity and expression matches their birth sex).

🏳️‍⚧️ Trans people are more than their identity.

Healthline have a good Transgender section including a well-written article entitled How to Be Human: Talking to People Who Are Transgender or Nonbinary.

Gender Minorities Aotearoa have some really great resources including a really good glossary of trans words and how to use them, including a te reo Māori section 😀.

The following is the first in a series from trans101.org.au.

The next video talks about grief family members and friends might feel when a loved one transitions.

How to deal with accidentally misgendering someone.

Gottmik is the stage name of Kade Gottlieb, the first trans man to compete on RuPaul’s Drag Race. In this video he reflects on his drag inspirations and ways to support transgender people.

JP talks about their experience skating while Trans. Love this person 😍

Jessica talks about some of the history and stats relating to LGBTQI+ mental health.

Mathilda answers some FAQs