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UC|CU'S TRANS LIVES VIRTUAL LIBRARY.

A LIVING COLLECTION OF AUDIO & VIDEO ACCOUNTS OF EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY.
RAW. UNEDITED. PROUD.
REMEMBERING THOSE WHO WERE MURDERED - OR LOST DUE TO OUR FAILED & BROKEN SYSTEM

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UNITY COALITION|COALICION UNIDA is the First & Only organization for the So. Fla. Latino|Hispanic|LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Community - advancing
Equality and Fairness through Education, Leadership & Awareness since 2002.
UNITY COALITION|COALICION UNIDA es la Primera y Unica organización en el sur de la Florida para la comunidad latina|hispana LGBT (lesbianas, gay,bisexual,
transgénero)- avanzando Igualdad, Liderazgo y Conciencia desde el 2002.
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NANCY & AMY GARBATTI
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ASHLEY MAYFAIRE
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Trans-Miami & National Alliance of Transgender Advocates & Leaders (NATAL)
www.transmiami.org   trans.miamicenter@gmail.com
Primary Healthcare, HIV/STD Testing, Support Groups, Legal Assistance, Housing, Employment Services, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Name & Gender Change,
Scholarships, Hair/Makeup/Photography

NAME CHANGE - Miami Dade County Courthouse
www.miami-dadeclerk.com/families_court.asp
CLICK on NAME CHANGE tab.  For $40 you may purchase their guide to application.

Lotus House
    www.lotushouse.org
Shelter for women, and has been an ally of the trans* community explicitly providing housing for people that identify as women regardless of their assigned sex.

Survivor’s Pathway Center, Inc
1801 Coral Way Suite 411, Miami, FL 33145              305.299.1957

City of Miami Beach Homeless Outreach
555 17 Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139            305.604.6443

Endocronologists who work with Transgender patients with hormones, etc...- both take insurance:                                                                             

Dr. Christopher Estes, MD
1611 North West 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136      (305) 243-3000

Dr. Carlos M. Barrera, MD
7400 N Kendall Dr Suite 617, Miami, FL 33156          (305) 670-0576



Trans Lifeline: This non-profit, dedicated to the well being of transgender people, runs a crisis hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people
(of all ages).




Equality: Transgender equality advocates, led by Mara Keisling, who provide a powerful, transgender presence in Washington D.C. NCTE is the nation’s leading social
justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people.

Human Rights Campaign: As the largest national LGBT civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights,
and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

The Task Force: The Task Force works to advance full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people.

Straight for Equality: A national outreach and education project created by PFLAG National to empower straight allies who don’t necessarily have a family connection
to the LGBT community. Offering resources on how to be an ally to a trans person.

TransLatina Network: Translatina is a network with both a local and national focus, made up of Latina transgender women whose main aim is to promote the healthy
development of trans people through the delivery of a wide range of information, promotion, outreach in education and capacity-building, allowing the creation of a safe
and productive environment for transgender women.

Gender Proud: Gender Proud’s goal is to elevate transgender justice and equality by telling new and empowering stories about the trans experience. Our global work
focuses on empowering marginalized transgender communities around the world to advocate for their own legal rights.



Transgender Law Center: This group works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless
of their gender identity or expression.

National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) Transgender Law Project: The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) has been advancing the civil and human rights
of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education since it was founded in 1977.



World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
: An international multidisciplinary professional association which promotes evidence based care,
education, research, advocacy, public policy and respect in transgender health.

The Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles: Promotes healthy futures for trans youth by providing services, research,
training and capacity building that is developmentally informed, affirmative, compassionate and holistic for gender non-conforming children and trans youth.

Ft. Myers Health Center: 8595 College Parkway, Suite 250, Ft. Myers, Fl. 33919   239-481-9999    
(Within a Planned Parenthood office- most offering HRT & informed content.)

Gainesville Health Center: 914 NW 13 Street, Gainesville, FL. 32601   352-377-0881         
(Within a Planned Parenthood office- most offering HRT & informed content.)

Dr. Michael Horseman: 4410 W Newberry Rd., Suite B, Gainesville, Fl. 32601   352.372.7800
(Scheduling 6month to a year out in most cases)

Immokalee Center: 419 N First St., Immokalee, Fl 32207   239-262-0301
(Within a Planned Parenthood office- most offering HRT & informed content.)

Jacksonville Health Center: 3850 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, Fl 32207    904-399-2800
(Within a Planned Parenthood office- most offering HRT & informed content.)

Lakeland Health Center: 2250 E. Edgewood Dr., Lakeland, Fl 33803    863-665-5735
(Within a Planned Parenthood office- most offering HRT & informed content.)

Manatee Health Center: 1105 53 Ave., East Suite 201, Bradenton, Fl. 34203    941-567-3800
(Within a Planned Parenthood office- most offering HRT & informed content.)

Naples Center: 1425 Creech Rd., Naples, Fl34103     239-262-0301
(Within a Planned Parenthood office- most offering HRT & informed content.)

Orlando-Eastside Clinic: 11500 University Blvd, Suite B, Orlando, Fl 32817     321-235-5513
(Within a Planned Parenthood office- most offering HRT & informed content.)

Orlando Westside Clinic: 726 South Tampa Ave., Orlando, Fl 32805     407-246-1788
(Within a Planned Parenthood office- most offering HRT & informed content.)

Pinellas Health Center: 8950 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr St., N#102, St. Petersburg, Fl 33702     727-898-8199
(Within a Planned Parenthood office- most offering HRT & informed content.)

The Sally Bellamy Health Center: 2121 W Pensacola St., Suite B2, Tallahassee, Fl 32304     850-574-7455
(Within a Planned Parenthood office- most offering HRT & informed content.)

Sarasota Health Center: 736-Central Ave., Sarasota, Fl 34236    941-953-4060
(Within a Planned Parenthood office- most offering HRT & informed content.)

SOUTH FLORIDA

Christopher Salgado, M.D.
: LGBTQ Center for Wellness, Gender and Sexual Health- University of Miami Hospital 1400 NW 2 Ave., Miami, Fl 33136     866-GENDRUM
(Accepts most insurances; OB/GYN - also offers pelvic exams for Trans men; offers HRT- Hormone Replacement Therapy - within his office; HIV care)




CareResource - Ft. Lauderdale: 871 West Oakland Park Blvd, Ft Lauderdale, Fl 33311    954-567-7141     www.careresource.org

CareResource - Miami: 3510 Biscayne Blvd, Miami Fl 33137    305-576-1234    www.careresource.org

CareResource - Little Havana: 1901 SW 1st Street, Miami Fl 33135    305-203-5230      www.careresource.org

CareResource - Miami Beach: 1680 Michigan Avenue,Suite 912 Miami Beach, Fl 33139    305-534-0503       www.careresource.org

Christopher Salgado, M.D.: LGBTQ Center for Wellness, Gender and Sexual Health- University of Miami Hospital 1400 NW 2 Ave., Miami, Fl 33136     866-GENDRUM
www.umiamihospital.com/lgbtq-servicesMiamiTransgender@med.miami.edu

Hope & Help Center of Central Florida: 707 Mendham Blvd, Suite 104, Orlando, Fl 32825    407-645-2577      www.hopeandhelp.org

Miracle of Love Centers: 741 W Colonial Drive, Orlando FL     407-843-1760     www.miracleofloveinc.org




Cora Schlosberg Arvon, PhD, LMFT, LCSW
2999 NE 191 St, Suite 703, Avenutra, Fl 33180     305-936-8000    corarv@aol.com

Aimee Beadslee: Rainbow Counseling
4554 Central Avenue, Suites E&F, St. Petersburge, Fl 33711    727-314-1864    www.rainbowcounselingtampabay.com

Ieshai Bailey, LMHC, CST: Bailey House of Wellness, LLC
1881 NE 26th Street, Suite 202A, Wilton Manors, Fl 33305    www.bhowyou.com

Angela Bulla: Solution Counseling Center
51 S Main Ave, Suite 304, Clearwater, Fl 33765    727-328-4672   www.angelabulla.com

Adele Kates & Associates, PA
1 NE 168 St, North Miami Beach, Fl 33162    305-651-6442

Felicia Lavine, LCSW, CST, LLC
23257 State Road 7, Suite 203C, Boca Raton, Fl 33428    954-657-3151

Dr Lawrence Levy, PsyD, PA
398 Camino Gardens Blvd, Suite 207, Boca Raton, Fl 33432    561-210-5125





Gender Spectrum: Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.

PFLAG National: The nation’s largest family and ally organization, uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer with families, friends, and
allies. PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy.

Lambda Legal Transgender Parents Program: Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the
civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

COLAGE: Kids of Trans Community: COLAGE unites people with LGBT and/or queer parents into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower
each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in our collective communities.

Transforming Family: A Los Angeles-based family support group creating a safe place for children and parents to explore issues of gender identity.

Ackerman Institute for the Family, Gender & Family Project: Empowers youth, families and communities by providing gender affirmative services, training and
research. GFP promotes gender inclusivity as a form of social justice in all the systems involved in the life of the family.

Camp Aranu’tiq: Summer camp for transgender kids, teens, and families who might not fit in at other camps, or who want to be at camps with kids like them.

The Tyler Clementi Foundation: A foundation focused on creating a new story of inclusion, dignity and acceptance for other youth and their families as a way to honor
the memory of their son.

Schools In Transition: A Guide for supporting transgender students in K-12 schools.

PERU
Movimiento Homosexual
de Lima
mhol.org.pe
Mujer y Salud en Uruguay
www.mysu.org.uy
www.familiasporladiversidad.org
Asociacion Hombres y Mujeres
Nuevos de Panama
www.ahmnpanama.org
Asociacion de Madres y Paders y Familiares
de personas Gay y Lesbianas - España
www.ampgil.org
Asociacion Brasileña
de Familias LGBT
www.inovaglttb.blogspot.com
Radio
Pro Derecho Humanos
Venezuela
www.fundacionreflejosdevenezuela.com
LATIN AMERICA & INTERNATIONAL
National AIDS Trust - UK
www.nat.org.uk
Derchos LGBT - Costa Rica
www.cipacdh.org
www.gayecuador.com
Gay Colombia
www.gay.com.co
England Civil Rights Movement
www.civilrightsmovement.co.uk
CIVIL
RIGHTS
MOVEMENT
COGAM
Colectivo de lesbianas,
gays, transexuales y
bisexuales de Madrid
orgullo.cogam.es
Comunidad Homosexual
Argentina
www.cha.org.ar
FELGTB
Federacion Estatal de Lesbianas,
Gays, Transexuales y Bisexuales
www.felgtb.org
ILGA – the Int'l Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual, Trans and Intersex
Association
www.ilga.org
Gay Brazil
www.gay-provence.org

Equality for lesbian,
gay, bisexual, trans and
intersex people in Europe
www.ilga-europe.org
Lesbian & Gay Centers
www.arcigay.it/local
LGBTTTI Youth | Jovenes
Guanajuato, Mexico
www.colectivoseres.org
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
Recursos adicionales
disponibles
Contactenos aqui
UK Gay Guide & Forum
www.queeruk.net
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CUBA LGBT
www.cubaguiagay.blogspot.com.es
TRANSGENDER RESOURCESS | RECURSOS PARA TRANSGENEROS
GSUICIDE PREVENTION | Prevencion de Suicidios
ORGANIZATIONS | Organizaciones
LEGAL HELP | Ayuda Legal
PRIMARY HEALTHCARE | Medico Primario
YOUTH & FAMILIES | Jovenes y Familias
TALKIN' T   A Monthly Open Discussion and
Evening of Comradery for the Entire Transgender
Community, sponsored by
Care Resource

EVERY 3rd MONDAY of the MONTH, 6:30- 8pm
at FUSION - 2304 NE 7th Avenue • Wilton Manors, FL
33305 • 954-892-9367

EVERY 3rd WEDNESDAY of the MONTH, 6:30 - 8pm
at Care Resource MIAMI Office - 3510 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, FL 33137
SunServe - 954.764.5150       www.sunserve.org
2312 WILTON DRIVE, WILTON MANORS, FL 33305

SAFE “T” TRANSGENDER/GENDER
NON-CONFORMING GROUP
- Every Wednesday from 630pm to 8pm @ SunServe North
- Drop-in support group for those who do not conform to
gender stereotypes
- Limited to Transgender, Transsexual, and Gender-queer
persons only.

TRANS MEN SUPPORT GROUP

- 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 600 pm to
730 pm @SunServe North
- For persons who are transitioning FTM or considering it
- For trans-men who want a safe and comfortable place to
share concerns
NEED HELP?
NESECITA AYUDA?

info@unitycoalition.org
If you are transgender and cannot
legally change your name because
of a felony conviction, we want to
hear from you:
aclufl.org/transrightssurvey
HIV HEALTHCARE | Salud VIH
MENTAL HEALTH | Ayuda mental
TRANSART SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES | OPORTUNIDADES PARA PATROCINIO
LEADERSHIP | LIDERAZGO
BodyArt with Lauren Foster & Dr. Salgado
UM School of Medicine | LGBT Center
UC|CU's TRANSART June 8-11, 2017
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
The Arts as SPIRITUAL SOUL FOOD
with Bishop S.F. Makalani-Mahee
UC|CU's TRANSART June 8-11, 2017
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
One on One with Henrietta Robinson
presented by Aryah Lester & Herb Sosa
UC|CU's TRANSART June 8-11, 2017
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
TRANSART
Creating Purpose with Dee Weingarden
UC|CU's TRANSART June 8-11, 2017
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
Creative Collaborative with Parker Phillips
by Reading Queer &
MDC Live Arts Lab
UC|CU's TRANSART June 8-11, 2017
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
Miss Trans Israel 2017
Talleen Abu Hanna
The Conservatory at The BETSY South Beach
CHAPLIN TYLER Fashion Show
UC|CU's 2018 #TRANSLivesProject
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Discussion/Panelists of MAJESTY GIRLS
UC|CU's 2018 #TRANSLivesProject
Performance by VERONICA ROBINSON,
accompanied by Jake Muniz
UC|CU's 2018 #TRANSLivesProject
Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida's commitment to the Transgender community is not based on funding, opportunity or trend.
It is at the core of who we are since 2002, and who our community is.

Our board of Directors, advisors and project directors total 9 Trans & Gender Fluid-identifying individuals That is more than half of our leadership and management - Leaders, decision
makers, people of integrity – with direct knowledge of our Trans community and its needs.  

-We provide a variety of free programming & services all year for the trans community, including the sponsoring TransArt, the only program of its kind anywhere, bringing art, artists and
community leaders, literally from across the globe for the last 5 years.

-Established the TransLives project, which to date has video recorded the testimonials and lives of 50+ Trans individuals, and counting.
-Sponsored various job training workshops and healthcare fairs, provided beauty makeovers, product and clothing to nearly a hundred people
to date.

-We have paid for groceries, utility bills and rent for many in our Trans Community over the years, and will continue to do so as needed.

-Dedicated our whole Miami Beach Gay Pride float for 2017 to the memory of slain Trans persons, and created a memorial exhibit of their images and stories.

-Presented a booth in Pride Ft Lauderdale’s TransVillage.

-Provide free office space to three Trans organizations in South Florida.

We have done ALL of this, not because it has been self-serving or profitable, or even popular with much of our LGB community, but because it is the right thing to do for our community
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EDUCATION | EDUCACIÓN
ADVANCING EQUALITY & FAIRNESS FOR THE LATINX|HISPANIC & INDIGENOUS LGBTQ COMMUNITY
THROUGH EDUCATION, LEADERSHIP & AWARENESS, SINCE 2002

AVANZANDO IGUALDAD PARA LA COMUNIDAD LATINX|HISPANA E INDIGENA LGBTQ
MEDIANTE LA EDUCACIÓN, LIDERAZGO Y CONCIENCIA, DESDE EL 2002
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TRANSART 2021 CO-CHAIRS
G AYBAR | pronouns: they, them, theirs

G Aybar serves as Secretary of Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida. Aybar is also the
Program Director of ‘Pride U 2020’ and spearheads College Campus Outreach
& Millennial Programming for UC|CU.
Aybar is a graduate of Academy of Arts & Minds.  Originally from the Dominican
Republic, Aybar calls Miami home, and attends Miami Dade College Wolfson
Campus, where they are pursuing a degree in Music Education.
Aybar was the former president of ‘The Pride Club @ Wolfson Campus’ (2017-
2019), an LGBTQ+ leadership club. Aybar spent two years creating a safe space
for those who needed it on campus and laid the groundwork for the next
generation of leaders.
SAMANTHA LeTROY | pronouns: she, her, hers

Originally from Baranquilla, Colombia, LeTroy has a passion for Healthcare,
Women's and Transgender rights. She is UC|CU's Director of Trans Experience
& Programming.
2017 was one of the deadliest years for transgender people in the US on record
A transgender woman has been shot dead in what is now the deadliest year on record for trans people in the US. There have now been 24 murders of trans people this year – which, with two months still to go, is
already more than there were in either 2015 or 2016.

The body of Stephanie Montez, 47, was found by the road near Corpus Christi, Texas, last week. She had been shot in the chest, abdomen, and shoulder, the medical examiner said.
Police have indicated they believe her death was a homicide, but an investigation into last week’s death is in its early stages. Her friend Brittany Ramirez told the Corpus Christi Caller-Times that she was shocked by
the death. “She just had a great outlook on life. She was very supportive of everyone. “I don’t know why anybody would do this.” Ramirez, 44, added: “She used to like to dance.
“She really enjoyed life. She was one of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet.” Local groups including PFLAG Corpus Christi have organized Trans Rights Rally, a protest in front of the federal courthouse which will take
place on Saturday. Last month, transgender 17-year-old Ally Steinfeld was set on fire after she died following repeated stabbing and gouging of her eyes and genitals.
Ally’s death came just days after 21-year-old Scout Schultz, a non-binary, bisexual, intersex student at Georgia Tech, was shot dead by a campus police officer who had no crisis intervention training.
As well as Scout and Ally, September also saw the murder of trans woman Derricka Banner, 26, who was found fatally shot in a vehicle in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Trans man Kashmire Redd, 28, was stabbed several times and killed earlier in September, allegedly during an argument between him and Doris Carrasquillo, who he shared an apartment with.
And Redd’s death came just weeks after Kiwi Herring was shot dead by local police in Missouri. In August, TeeTee Dangerfield was shot outside of an apartment complex in Atlanta.
The murder of Dangerfield came just days after “comedian” Lil’ Duval went on the radio show the Breakfast Club and “joked” about killing trans women. Duval, real name Roland Powell, said that if he found out
somebody was trans after having sex with them, he would kill them.

41-year-old Mesha Caldwell was shot to death in Mississippi in January. Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow, a 28-year-old who identified as trans and two-spirit, was found dead at her home in South Dakota in January.
Joshua Rayvon LeClaire has been charged with her murder. JoJo Striker, 23, was killed in Ohio in February. Tiara Richmond, also known as KeKe Collier, was shot in Chicago at the age of 24 in February.
31-year-old Chyna Doll Dupree was shot and killed in New Orleans, also in February. She was a celebrated performer in the community. Ciara McElveen, 31, was stabbed to death in New Orleans two days after
Dupree. Jaquarrius Holand was 18 when she was shot to death in Monroe, Louisiana in February. 38-year-old Alphonza Watson was shot and killed in Baltimore, Maryland in March. She was described as the
“sunshine” of her family.

Chay Reed, 28, was shot to death in April in Miami. Brenda Bostick was a 59-year-old homeless trans woman who was found with severe injuries in Manhattan. It’s important to note that Bostick may not have identified
as trans at the time of their death, according to the family. Sherrell Faulkner died in May at the age of 46 after being viciously attacked in November in North Carolina.
27-year-old Kenne McFadden was found dead in April in the San Antonio River. Kendra Marie Adams (Josie Berrios) was found in dead in June with severe burns on her body. Michael Davis has been charged with the
murder of the 28-year-old. Ava Le’Ray Barrin was shot and killed in Georgia at just 17 in June. Ebony Morgan, 28, was shot multiple times in Virginia at the start of July.
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A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO BEING AN ALLY TO TRANS PEOPLE
TED RAVAGO, GLAAD YOUTH ENGAGEMENT INTERN
NOVEMBER 13, 2019

As a part of uplifting the trans community, it’s important that allies also take part. Of course, everybody is at different levels of knowledge on how to support trans people.

Listen to trans people | Listen to what the trans people in your community are saying, and make sure that in your work as an ally, you are centering trans people and not yourself. Listening in allyship means more
than just hearing what a trans person says when something is wrong. Listening in allyship means that there is a continuous conversation happening and action being taken about things that may affect trans people,
such as the language people in a given space use, having bathrooms accessible to people of all genders (all-gender or gender neutral bathrooms), and creating an environment that feels comfortable for trans people
to vocalize their issues.

When you listen to trans people in your life, you will find out that trans people are not a monolith. Trans people come from all different backgrounds and have different experiences, and therefore have different needs.
Asking the trans people in your life how you can best support them should always be a first step. Sometimes, trans people aren’t out to everyone in their lives for a variety of reasons, so knowing who they aren’t out to
can be necessary so that you don’t accidentally out them and put them in a potentially dangerous position.

State your pronouns | Introducing yourself as a cisgender person with your pronouns - which are words that are used to refer to someone without using their name - can make a more inclusive and safe
environment for trans people to also share their pronouns. By normalizing the practice of sharing your pronouns in your communities, you lighten the pressure on trans people. This also lowers the chance for
unintentional misgendering to happen.

Another easy way to normalize sharing your pronouns is to add your pronouns to your social media bios or email signature. By adding your pronouns by your  name or at the end of your bio, you can help foster a more
trans-friendly social media environment.

When you mess up | Apologize and move forward | We all make mistakes, and that’s okay as long as you are working to educate yourself. However, there are some things you should avoid when responding to
being corrected for misgendering. The responses of “Oh I’m SO sorry, I’m the worst, most terrible person ever,” is not appropriate. Excuses such as “Oh but I knew you as *deadname* and *wrong pronouns* for so
long, I just need time to get used to it,” is also not appropriate. These, one, center you and can potentially make your trans friend feel like they’re burdening you and, two, totally disrupt the flow of conversation and make
things awkward. A simple “I’m sorry! Thank you for correcting me,” and continuing the conversation with the correct pronoun usage is, in my experience, the way to go.
Use gender inclusive language | Simply changing some of the words that you use can make a better, more trans-inclusive environment. For day to day conversation, saying “Hey ya’ll!” or “Welcome everyone” instead of
“Hey guys!” or “Welcome ladies and gentlemen” is a welcome, gender-inclusive change. Also, as someone originally from California, I used to say “bro” and “bruh” as a gender-neutral response. However, although my
intention is not to potentially misgender someone, the impact of my words can be that someone takes it as that they’re being misgendered, so I’m actively trying to take it out of my day-to-day language. You can also
have a conversation with the people in your life about similar words and phrases, like “sis,” “queen,” “king,” “girl,” in reference to them. I know, personally, I love the word “monarch” as a gender-neutral alternative to
hyping someone up by calling them “king” or “queen.”

In addition, consider changing how you discuss topics like reproductive health. For example, take the “feminine” out of “feminine hygiene products.” You can also just say pads and tampons. This distinction serves as a
reminder that many trans-men and non-binary people also have periods and use these products and that there is nothing inherently “feminine” about these objects. Another example is when you’re talking about sexual
health - instead of saying male condoms and female condoms, refer to them as external condoms and internal condoms, respectively.  

Recognize that being transgender is not about how someone looks | Being trans is not about dressing and acting a certain way. Being trans is a state of existing as one’s truth, regardless of what
they are wearing and how they look. A transwoman can have short hair and wear masculine clothing and still be a woman. A transman can wear a dress and make-up and still be a man. An agender person can wear
traditionally masculine or feminine clothing and still be agender. Trans people don’t owe anyone anything when it comes to how they dress, how they talk, and how they act. Trans women don’t need to be feminine,
trans men don’t need to be masculine, and gender non-conforming, non-binary, and agender people don’t need to be adrogynous. Nothing that trans people do or wear can invalidate their identity. Period. Nonbinary
people don’t owe you androgyny. trans men don’t owe you masculinity. trans women don’t owe you femininity. gender expectations are arbitrary and trans & nonbinary people don’t have to prove their gender to deserve
respect.

Accept that just because you don’t understand an identity doesn’t make it not real | Everybody exists at a different level of experiences and knowledge on any given topic, and that includes
knowledge on queerness and transness. I had extremely limited knowledge on what being trans meant before I came to college. However, just because you’ve never heard about those identities before does not mean
that those identities have never existed. The resources to understand trans people and all the specific identities that are under the trans umbrella exist. It isn’t something that you will become fully knowledgeable on
overnight, but what’s important is that, as an ally, you are putting in effort to understand.
It is also important to acknowledge that trans people don’t owe anyone the time and energy to explain everything to their allies. Having to explain your identity, and essentially make an argument that you do, in fact, exist,
is extremely emotionally and mentally laborious. If anyone takes the time to explain their identity to you, make sure to not take that for granted and thank them.

Also, you don’t need a full understanding of anyone to use their correct name and pronouns. Even if, in the moment, you don’t understand someone’s identity, you can and should still use their correct name and
pronouns.

Show up for the trans community | Although making the effort to be trans-inclusive in your interpersonal interactions is important, allyship doesn’t end there. Showing up for the trans community by going to
rallies and protests for trans people is important. Use your privilege to uplift trans voices and bring awareness to their issues. Going out and voting for politicians that take trans lives and safety as an important focus is
another way to show up for the trans community. Donating to various non-profits centering trans people, such as the National Center for Transgender Equality, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, and Gender Spectrum, is
also a good way to show up for your trans siblings.

No matter how you show up as an ally, remember, make a commitment to listen to trans voices.
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global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home
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Along with combating food insecurity in the black
transgender community, the OKRA Project has launched
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and women sessions with a licensed black therapist, free
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