Trans people are people.
So, treat us like such.
Good trans allies do more than use the right terms or come to a drag show. Being a good trans ally, like being a good activist in general, involves thinking personally about ideas and applying them to your own life in an intimate way. It means being as invested in transliberation as you think a trans person is, and working as closely to uncover how you participate in gender regulation as you can. So much of gender policing occurs in ways that seem trivial or personal, and it requires each of us to really take apart our minds and find the locations of these norms in order to create safe spaces for new gender actualizations to thrive.
— Dean Spade
November 20, 2014, is Transgender Day of Remembrance. Here is an up-to-date list of the names of those known transgender people who have been killed within the past year.
I don’t have much to say, except that it is disgusting that the year is 2014 and people are being killed because they aren’t cisgender. I am at a loss for words to say to this world.
Go forth and be good trans allies. Here are some links and tips: