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[Alt Text: A day for celebrating and reaffirming trans and non-binary identities are real and valid! The T is not silent in LGBT+ and neither are we!]
[Alt Text: Trans Day of Visibility Ally Guide!]
[Alt Text: 2: Respect Pronouns - It's important to respect and use the correct pronouns where indicated. If you are unsure of correct pronouns, you could indicate yours to provide an opportunity for others to say theirs or alternatively try to use "they". This is important as it is easier to correct if a person uses gender binary or non-binary pronouns (ze, xem, hir as examples).]
[Alt Text: 3: Gender Identity & Gender Expression are not the same! - Gender identity reflects how a person defines their own gender, whilst gender expression is how they may choose to reflect that in their physical appearance. It’s important to recognise and not presuppose anyone’s gender based on how they dress. The way people dress might not always reflect their gender identity, or the type of appearance that is usually associated with their gender identity, but this doesn’t make their identity any less valid.]
[Alt Text: 4: Support All of us! The trans community is really diverse – it’s important to recognise and respect the experiences and lives of all trans and non-binary people. Being a trans ally means validating the experiences and recognising the oppression of all trans people, whether they are inside or outside the binary of gender. This includes, but is not limited to, supporting trans and non-binary people of colour, sex workers, and people with disabilities.]
[Alt Text: 5: Support Gender Diversity - Gender is far more diverse than simply being a man, a woman, a third gender, or other. It’s important to recognise that not all trans people feel part of the gender binary and may also be non-binary and/or have a genderfluid or multigendered identity. All gender identities are valid and should be supported equally. If someone’s gender is outside the binary, or they don’t have a gender identity at all, it’s simply a reflection of how diverse gender identities are.]
[Alt Text: 6: Helping a Friend - Going to a gendered bathroom or changing room can be difficult for trans and non-binary people, especially when made to feel like they don’t belong. One practical thing an ally can do is support their trans and non-binary friends by going inside with them, if their friends want them to. It ensures trans and non-binary people don’t have to face any potential transphobia alone.]
[Alt Text: 7: Calling Out Transphobia - It can be difficult challenging friends and family when they are making transphobic comments, but it's important to address and challenge what they are saying. For trans people, this can be a very draining and distressing experience. Having the support of others can really help ensure we are challenging these toxic attitudes which seek to dehumanise and devalue the lives and experiences of trans and non-binary people together.]
[Alt Text: 8: Educating yourself - It’s fantastic when people want to learn more about trans and non-binary experiences, as well as how to be a better ally. However, it’s important to recognise that trans people are not walking encyclopaedias and have their own lives. If you’re interested in learning more, you can find resources on the internet through organisations like Stonewall, Mermaids, Gendered Intelligence, and many more. Support trans and non-binary artists by going to their events, or go to talks by speakers and activists.]
[Alt Text: 9: Listen and Learn - It can be daunting trying to learn the appropriate terminology and language. If you make a mistake or are corrected by someone, try and recognise it, learn from it, and apologise. It doesn’t mean you’re transphobic unless you’re doing it intentionally to invalidate someone’s identity. It’s a learning curve we all go through to become better allies.]
[Alt Text: 10: Don't Out Anyone! - We’ve seen some progress within our society – but it can still be dangerous for trans and non-binary people to be open about their gender identity. Whether someone is out to their friends, family, or wider society, it’s important to not tell anyone about someone’s gender identity without their consent. This takes away that person’s right to choose who to tell and how much to tell them, and could put them in danger.]

[Alt Text: 1: Respect Our Name - It’s important you use the name and pronouns a trans and/or non-binary person tells you to use. Don’t ask what their “real name” is, as this implies that their chosen name is invalid. It’s disrespectful and distressing – and the same applies to asking someone what their “real gender” is.]

If you're interested in learning more here is a link to a more detailed guides on how to be a Trans ally.

[Alt Text: Transphobia, Transmisogyny, Transmisogynoir, and Cissexism have no place in Feminism]
[Alt Text: An Intro To Gender Diversity’]
[Alt Text: Gender is LESS like this and MORE like this]
[Alt Text: Disclaimer: This is not a definitive guide, but it aims to introduce the understanding that gender is more than just being a man, a woman, or non-binary. It’s especially important for allies to support the entire trans community – otherwise allyship is meaningless!]
[Alt Text: Recognising People born with Intersex Variations - It’s important to recognise that intersex is NOT a gender identity and therefore should not be lumped under the trans umbrella or be seen as a trans or non-binary identity. Intersex reflects anyone who was born with variations in their sex characteristics including anatomical, hormonal and/or chromosomal. People who are born with Intersex variations may self-define as trans and/or non-binary but this should not be assumed, especially as many intersex people self-define with the gender they were assigned at birth.]
[Alt Text: Recognising genders outside of the binary (1) - Not everyone’s gender identity falls within the gender binary. It's important to recognise that gender CANNOT be simplified down to two genders. Non-binary represents anyone whose gender is either partially or fully genderless, gender-neutral and/or potentially does not fall within the recognisable gender binary.]
[Alt Text: Recognising genders outside of the binary (2) - If someone is genderqueer and/or non-binary, their gender may also be fluid or fluctuating. Both of these genders are fall within the trans umbrella and are umbrella terms themselves for different gender identities that fall either partially or fully outside of the gender binary. This includes but is not limited to: Genderfluid - a person does not have a fixed gender Genderflux - a person whose gender fluctuates in intensity between a gender (or genders) and agender (genderless). Agender, Genderless, Gender void - a person whose gender falls completely outside the gender binary. Neutrois, Gender-neutral - a person who has a neutral gender identity.]
[Alt Text: Recognising gender isn't set in stone - It’s important to recognise that gender isn’t always set in stone, no matter what your gender identity. Some people may experience a fluid or fluctuating gender identity. Being genderfluid or genderflux are valid identities, where people will have no control over how their gender may change or fluctuates. This DOES NOT mean they will change their clothes every 5 minutes as gender identity and gender expression are not the same. Potentially if their gender expression does fluctuate they may choose to change how they're expressing their gender.]
[Alt Text: Genderfluid - Genderfluid describes anyone whose gender changes, whether on a regular or irregular basis. A genderfluid person’s gender identity might move from the gender binary to a non-binary identity or remain outside the gender binary and move from feeling gender neutral to genderless and/or moving from man to woman and back. Genderfluid identities can vary in the number of genders a person moves between. This isn’t something a person can choose or has control over. The examples we listed are not exhaustive. Genderfluid people don’t wake up and decide what gender they will be on a certain day of the week!]
[Alt Text: Genderflux - Genderflux is similar to genderfluid in representing anyone whose gender identity changes. However, it fluctuates in regards to intensity to how a person feels moving between agender (genderless) and one or more gender identities. However, how a person feels fluctuates in intensity, whether moving between agender (genderless) and one or more gender identities. Someone who is genderflux may also be non-binary. This isn’t something a person can choose or have control over. Genderflux people do not wake up and decide what gender they will be on a certain day of the week!]
[Alt Text: Multigender - Some trans and non-binary people experience either a fluid or fluctuating gender identity. Some may be multigendered, which means they have more than one recognisable gender. Multigendered is both an identity and an umbrella term for people who have more than one gender or experience a fluid and fluctuating gender and wish to be recognised as multigendered.]
[Alt Text: Labels - It’s always up to a person as to how they describe their gender identity. Not all trans people who experience a fluid or fluctuating gender will use terms like genderfluid, genderflux, or non-binary. These terms are important in reaffirming the beautiful diversity of gender – but they are not the endpoint for describing gender identities. Some people may use multiple terms or change between terms to better represent their gender identity. This should always be respected and supported.]
[Alt Text: There aren’t just three genders - it’s more fluid, interchangeable, and diverse than that - If it’s your first time coming across this terminology, it’s important to put aside any scepticism and recognise that this isn’t a new phenomenon. Many cultures, both in the present-day and throughout history, have had multiple terms for different gender identities and expressions. For instance, Bugis society in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi recognises five genders. The Western artificial construct of the gender binary and heteronormativity has actively suppressed gender identity and expression through colonialism by imposing Western concepts onto cultures throughout the world. A lot of regressive legislation and behaviour towards LGBT+ rights is a direct result from the West’s colonial and imperial legacies. This especially impacts people of colour.]
[Alt Text: Umbrella Terms - Trans, non-binary, genderqueer and multigender can represent a gender identity, but also an umbrella term describing different gender identities. There is an overlap depending on how a person describes themselves. Trans rights extend to the rights of non-binary, genderqueer and multigender people too. Although the barriers faced by different parts of these communities may be different, it’s important to fight the erasure of anyone who doesn’t fall strictly within the gender binary.]

[Alt Text: Let’s start with the basics! - Cisgender is a term to describe anyone whose gender identity aligns with the sex they were assigned at birth. Trans is an umbrella term to describe people whose gender is not wholly the same as, or does not sit comfortably with, the sex they were assigned at birth.When it comes to gender, your anatomy does not determine what gender you are.]

[Alt Text: Gender A, B, C Guide]
[Alt Text: Overview Here’s a brief overview of some gender identities, including examples. As mentioned, this is not a definite guide, but showcases just how diverse gender actually is!]
[Alt Text: Non-Binary - A gender identity and an umbrella term for gender identities that fall partially or completely outside the gender binary of man and woman. Some may partially identify with the gender binary, whilst others reject it entirely. This includes but is not limited to genderless, neutrois, gender null, gender void, agender etc.]
[Alt Text: Gender Void - Identifying as being completely void of any gender (similar to agender) as opposed to being gender neutral or potentially neutrois.]
[Alt Text: Nullgender - Completely void of any aspect of gender, gender behaviour and/or gender stereotypes.]
[Alt Text: Agender - Identifying as genderless or having no gender. Neither a man, a woman, or gender neutral’.]
[Alt Text: Genderqueer - Gender identities outside of the gender binary of a man or a woman. Some may partially identify with the gender binary whilst others reject it entirely. This includes but is not limited to gender non-conforming, non-binary, demi-gendered etc.]
[Alt Text: Neutrois - Identifying as either genderless, gender void, agender, gender null, gender neutral and/or neither man or woman. Agender & Neutrois - distinction -Agender - No gender -Neutrois - Gender Identity is neutral but not necessarily genderless or void of gender]
[Alt Text: Genderfluid - Gender is in a constant state of change, either experiencing multiple gender simultaneously, or fluctuating between different genders both within and outside of the gender binary. E.g. being both a man and non-binary simultaneously A person’s gender fluctuating between being a man and non-binary A person’s gender fluctuating between agender, neutrois, and a woman etc.]
[Alt Text: Genderflux - Gender intensity varies over time fluctuating between a gender or genders and agender. ‘E.g. a person’s gender fluctuating between woman and agender’.]
[Alt Text: Trans Woman - A woman who was assigned male at birth. Trans women are women regardless of their anatomy!
[Alt Text: Trans Man - A man who was assigned female at birth. Trans men are men regardless of their anatomy!]
[Demi Man - Identifies partially but not wholly as a man regardless of their assigned gender.]
[Alt Text: Demi Woman - Identifies partially but not wholly as a woman regardless of their assigned gender.]
[Alt Text: Bigender - Experiencing two genders either simultaneously or fluctuating between two different genders within our outside of the gender binary. E.g. man & neutrois, or man and women etc.]
[Alt Text: Trigender - Identifying with three different genders within or outside the gender binary (e.g. man, women and non-binary) either simultaneously or fluctuating between different genders (e.g. genderfluid) and/or to varying gender intensities (e.g. genderflux).]

[Alt Text: Trans - A gender identity and an umbrella term to describe people whose gender is not wholly the same as, or does not sit comfortably with, the sex they were assigned at birth. This includes but is not limited to genders both within and outside of the gender binary (e.g. man, woman, non-binary, neutrois etc.).]

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