Things you can do for Transgender Equality

Transgender is a category of people whose gender identity differs from their assigned sex. Even after being widely accepted by most of the countries formally, there are still many crimes and problems faced by the transgender people in their day to day lives. Gender discrimination, societal back lash, inequality among transgender(s) and hate crime are being continuously reported. Transgender equality is a concerning and globally rising issue of the LGBT community. Since all lesbian, gay and transgender activities come under this community’s workings; the equality among transgender people is also being enforced by the whole of them. Transgender(s) are independent of sexual orientation. They might be heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual or pansexual. Even they don’t know.

Transgender Equality

As responsible citizens of the country, it is necessary that we support and ensure equality for our fellow transgender brothers and sisters. Some of the few things we can do to show our support and promote transgender quality is as follows:

  • Become a part of social support groups and campaigns that promote awareness for transgender equality.
  • Read and continue educating yourself of the latest laws implemented for anti gender discrimination.
  • Speak about transgender equality openly in places with an accepting yet uneducated audience.
  • Volunteer to get an opportunity to support and be with a transgender or a group.
  • If you have a transgender friend, take him/her to places that require his/her presence.
  • Start or attend a transgender support group yourself in your neighbourhood.
  • Educate others of what exactly transgender is as many out there have misinterpreted the entire concept.
  • Ensure that the places you visit are transgender friendly. If not, try and motivate people to at least understand if not accept because it is not necessary for everyone to be accepting of this change.
  • Submit an article on Transgender equality and its increasing need in the local newspaper.
  • Keep educating people, friends and family around you about transgender and its importance to achieve equality.
  • In order to show your support, take a Trans person or a group of trans people for lunch or any other entertainment activity that’d make them feel normal and connected again.
  • Fund scholarships for kids of Trans-couples.
  • Conduct programs for youth that educate and motivate them to follow and support transgender community worldwide.
  • Ensure that your workplace has a non-discrimination policy towards everyone irrespective of gender identity.
  • Attend a drag community event. It can be an enriching and supportive experience.
  • Know your rights as a citizen of the country even if transgender or not.
  • Collect and share stories of transgender issues and events around the world with neighbours and friends.
  • Promote transgender friends in workplaces, housings, public accommodations etc.
  • Motivate your close transgender friends to go for what they want. Aim higher. Support them in all their endeavours.

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