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How to Be a Transgender Ally

In a time when trans people's safety, security, and integrity are subject to attack, here are the top 10 tips to being a good transgender ally.

Updated: June 2024

In today's destabilized political climate, social progress in inclusivity and acceptance can seem glacially slow.

On January 22, 2019, the Supreme Court allowed President Trump to ban transgender persons from serving in the military, despite a 2018 federal court ruling against it. LGBTQ+ activists condemn the ban as cruel and prejudiced, but people outside the queer community can play a crucial role in combating transphobia.

Fortunately, President Biden in January 2021 issued an Executive Order enabling all qualified Americans to openly serve their country in uniform. These changes restored the original 2016 policies allowing transgender personnel to serve openly and receive appropriate medical care and support for gender transition (MyArmyBenefits).

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The Freedom Fighting Five

These five transgender and GNC leaders are revolutionizing advocacy in Sacramento.


Ebony Ava Harper is a Sacramento-based, nationally recognized human rights activist and Director of California TRANscends, a statewide initiative that works to promote the health and wellness of transgender people throughout the state of California.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, when the news is full of worrying statistics and advice on social distancing, there is a bright light to be found in the acts of kindness of everyday people like our five transgender and gender-nonconforming superheroes that will restore your faith in humanity.

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The National Importance of Massachusetts' Question 3

Transgender rights are human rights.

While the media is focused on which party will serve as the majority in the House and Senate after the midterm elections, voters in 37 states also have the opportunity to vote on more than 150 statewide measures. Important issues like marijuana, voting rights, fracking, abortion rights, and trans rights, are all on the table this election.

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