In the United States, our understanding of gender diversity has increased due to research, education, and the increased visibility of the transgender community.  This is a pivotal time in the history of transgender rights, and we can work together to ensure that all members of our communities feel a sense of solidarity and compassion. Your energy is needed and there are so many ways to make an impact and ally up.  Here are some ideas: 

  • Donate funds to an organization that dedicates service to marginalized people
  • Vote
  • Share positive representations of marginalized communities on social media
  • Attend political protests
  • Participate in town hall meetings
  • Interrupt others when you witness transphobia
  • Support transgender artists by buying transgender writer’s books, watching shows with transgender actors, reading transgender comics, listening to transgender musicians’ albums
  • Create your own ways to show how you can ally up