How do i become an ally to the Trans Community?



"There are lots of small things you can do to help be an ally to trans people, especially in this political climate.

Firstly, make sure you are fact-checking articles on trans people. There’s lots of scare-mongering about currently, and often the truth is manipulated to make trans people look bad.

By sharing your pronouns when it feels relevant, you are normalising the idea that it is always good to check instead of assuming, and are making the person you are talking to know that you support trans people.

Also, listen to trans people! Where you can, go along to events, read articles and books and consume media by trans people talking about the trans experience. It doesn’t have to be a lot, just make sure you’re getting information from actual trans people. It’s also always okay to ask questions – it shows you’re willing to learn!

Sam Temple - Trans Officer 2022/23