This is a resource page for anyone seeking to learn about Transgender and Gender Nonconforming issues and for those who seek to better educate themselves regarding these issues in order to be better Allies for the Trans* and Gender Nonconforming communities.
What does it mean to be an Ally?
An Ally is a person of one social identity group who stands up in support of members of another group; often times these are marginalized groups that are being discriminated against or are being treated in an unjust way.
Why are Allies important?
Allies, of any marginalized group, have the opportunity to lend their support and increase visibility for these groups—in this case, the Trans* & Gender Nonconforming communities. Being an Ally can be difficult, and can require a fair amount of education on the part of the Ally. Never be afraid to ask open and honest questions if you don’t know the answer to a question you may have, and never hesitate to speak up if you identify as an Ally.
- Understanding Transgender: FAQs about Transgender People
- American Psychological Association: Understanding sexual orientation & gender identity
- NGLTF: Making LGBT Organizations fully Transgender Inclusive
- TransYouth Family Allies
- PFLAG: Welcoming Our Trans Family & Friends
- GLAAD: Tips for Allies of Transgender People
- The Genderbread Person
- "Transwhat?”: A Guide toward Allyship
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