I ask you today to get uncomfortable, learn, listen and absorb these ways that will allow you to show up and be an ally to the trans community in particular.
By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday - As Chinese President Xi Jinping received a potent boost to his status
This is a plea to my homies: a request for the DJ of your tongue to remix its beats. I ask because what you are doing is throwing off my rhythm with that phrase 'F*ck That P*to' or FTP! This is a hateful phrase that I don't want to repeat, so from now on I will just use the acronym FTP.
Verbalizing support for a cause is a beautiful thing, but one of the biggest problems with calling ourselves "allies" is that too often, we use it as a means of ridding ourselves of any guilt we may be feeling for unintended complicity in the oppression of those we love.
"We want classes to focus on our histories of oppression, but also our histories of resistance."
When I read the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, I do think of Mike Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice. I also think of Penny Proud, London Chanel and Candra Keels. But I also think of Andre and the two other young queer people of color who been murdered in Pittsburgh in the past two years.
As of today, trans women of color are the most targeted victims of hate. They are murdered by men who pass them on the street, by intimate partners in bed and by lovers who traded in love and understanding for ignorance and violence.
Much of my stand-up is about feminist issues, and because of that, I've been called "man-hating," but I believe when a man talks about feminist issues, people listen more, as disheartening as that is.
October was National Bullying Prevention Month, an annual campaign started in 2006 to illuminate the problem in schools and enhance prevention efforts. However, we still have a ways to go in zero tolerance in schools for bullying.
I would be presenting differently, asking for a shift in my own pronouns and silently requesting to be respected and recognized as male. And sure, everyone responded with an initial "okay," but who was really on my side?
When I recently asked a friend not to publicly post a picture of a Christian brother and me goofing off in which he puckered up and I leaned in and kissed him on his cheek, I had no idea how hurtful my request would be.
Gone are the days when American men and women could not serve their country openly as lesbians and gays. And gone are the days when the majority of Americans did not support fairness and equality for LGBT people.
You can be a trans ally in a lot of different ways; there is no one, fool-proof guide. I spent some time researching and putting my own experiences as an ally down into a list of 'bare minimum' criteria.
Multiply the power of your positive words by sharing your praise with the people who most matter to that person.
June is long gone, but pride is something to have year round. The fight for equality doesn't end, and as allies, we have to keep in mind how to best do our part. Allies are essential to any human rights movement, as they help bring more voices and momentum to the issue at hand.
If religious, spiritual, activist and LGBT organizations, alike, are invested in nurturing a sustainable and fulfilling future, they have only to gain from providing the fodder for common ground.
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To mark the milestone of the last American troops to leave Iraq, I'd like to take a wider view and look at the entire region, post-Saddam and post-Arab Spring.