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Being an ally to trans

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Being an ally to trans

  1. 1. Being an Ally to Trans* People How you can do your bit in making the world a better place for trans* people. Pippa Georgeson
  2. 2. Where are they? • Although not always visible, trans* people exist in every walk of life. • Research has found that 1% of people are trans*. • 1% of the UK’s population is 653,500 • 1% of Edge Hill’s population is 270
  3. 3. Words Assigned gender- the gender you’re assigned at birth Trans*- a person for whom the gender they were assigned a birth doesn’t match with the gender they define into Cisgender- a person for whom the gender they were assigned at birth does match up with the gender they define into. Gender Binary- the idea that gender identity fits into two binary catergories of masculine and feminine Cisnormative- the way society is set up in the advantage of cisgender people, often to the exclusion and disadvantage of trans* people Cisgender Privilege- the privilege cisgender people experience due to a cisnormative society Cisgenderism- discrimination that ignores, belittles and stigmatises any behaviour that isn’t typically cisgender
  4. 4. Why do trans* people need allies? • The trans* population alone cannot change the way in which society treats gender expression. • The T in LGBT+ is often ignored and those of us in the LGBT+ movement have a responsibility to make room for trans* activists. • Trans* people like any other struggling group need to know that not everyone who is cisgendered holds the same tired and discriminatory opinions they often encounter.
  5. 5. Do’s and Don’ts Here are some guidelines, or advisory points for being an ally to trans* people and for being trans* positive in whatever role you play in representing or interacting with trans* people. It is by no means a definitive list and should be used a basis for going out and educating yourself.
  6. 6. Do • Mind the Pronouns. • Stop using transphobic language. • Take a lead from trans* people on what language they prefer. E.g ‘transition’ and not ‘sex change’. • Take time out to educate yourself. • Challenge transphobia. E.g. ‘Transphobic language makes me feel uncomfortable’.
  7. 7. Don’t • Ask interrogative questions about gender or surgery, if someone wants to tell you, they will. • Presume all trans* people want surgery. • Say things like ‘real’ gender. • Out people! If you meet someone in a safe space meeting, educational or training event, please be aware they may not be out outside of this space. • Try and ‘spot’ trans* people.
  8. 8. Do • Listen. Trans* people are often ignored or silenced. • Check privilege. • Get protective. • Get comfortable with challenging stubborn ideas and cultures.
  9. 9. Conclusion Each of us has a duty not to stand for transphobia whether it’s in a joke or institutionalised. Transphobia leads to bad mental wellbeing and high suicide rates for trans* people. When we talk about trans* people, we’re not talking about people we don’t know. We are talking about our friends, our partners, our students, our tutors, our family and maybe our children. Being an LGBT+ activist means being a trans* activist/ally.
  10. 10. Resources • and-students-in-he-revised- 2010.pdf/view?searchterm=Trans+Staff+and+Students +in+Higher+Education • Gender Identity 101 • • definitions • • •

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