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How to Be a Trans Right Ally

Brynn Tannehill, director of advocacy for SPART*A, writes in the Huffington Post on how to be a good ally for transgender rights. Tannehill says that many people take positions "on a lack of understanding of the lived experiences of so many transgender people: of how hard it is to find work, or medically necessary health care, or accepting partners, or athletic activities where we're welcomed, or safe spaces; how hard it is to simply not be othered." As in all activism and in social change, the starting point is listening to what transgender people say about their lives, Tannehill writes.