In this video, Cora Love discusses was non-trans people can show respect and be inclusive toward the transgender community.
What is an ally? Allies are people who recognize the unearned privilege they receive from society’s patterns of injustice and take responsibility for changing these patterns. Allies include men who work to end sexism, white people who work to end racism, heterosexual people who work to end heterosexism, able-bodied people who work to end ableism, and so on. For this video, an ally means a non-trans person who works toward trans visibility and ending transphobia, which causes violence and a loss of rights for many.
The following questions are based on Cora Love's video, "Being an Ally". Discuss them in a group or reflect on them individually.
Take what you learned from Cora Love's "Being an Ally" and spend more time reflecting on the ideas she presents. Use these questions for your own reflection or bring them to a group conversation. Learn, Reflect, Grow.
Use these six tips as a guide to work toward becoming an ally for the transgender community.
This is by no means exhaustive, but a starting place in becoming an ally for the trans community. If you want to learn more about how to be an ally to transgender people, listen to those in the trans community or check out different lists that can provide more information. Here is a helpful and thorough guide to being an ally.