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  • Day 13 – Participate in World Kindness Day

    #30DaysOfAction . No one we know has had a good year. What better time, then, to recognize November 13, 2018 as World Kindness Day? The goal of World Kindness Day (and the Foundation that sponsors it) is “make kindness the norm.” The invitation is to intentionally “begin building a new routine which means including intentional […]

  • Day 12 – Use your social media to educate and support

    #30DaysOfAction . Social media is one of the easiest and most effective ways we have to raise awareness of and support for trans and non-binary individuals and families. Re-post what shows up on your own timeline or make your own posts. [You do follow trans groups like FORGE and the National Center for Transgender Equality, […]

  • Day 11 – It’s Veterans Day: Support trans veterans

    #30DaysOfAction . Many people are surprised to learn that transgender people are far more likely to be military veterans than most other population categories. As a whole, 20% of transgender people are veterans, compared to less than 1% of the general public. Trans elders are even more likely to be vets: 41% of trans elders […]

  • Day 10 – Use non-gendered language

    #30DaysOfAction . Use non-gendered language. As more and more people identify as neither female nor male, our language needs to become more inclusive. Here’s a useful chart of some ways to rephrase common terms: Want more advice?  Consider: http://theconversation.com/gender-neutral-communication-how-to-do-it-38383 http://www.writinghelp-central.com/gender-neutral.html https://writingcenter.unc.edu/tips-and-tools/gender-inclusive-language/     Take Action! #30DaysOfAction #TDOR #Trans https://forge-forward.org/anti-violence/30-days-of-action-2018/ 

  • Day 9 – Free a bathroom from the binary

    #30DaysOfAction . One recent study of trans people found that 70% have experienced verbal harassment, assault, or were denied access when attempting to use public restrooms. More than half – 59% — reported experiencing some sort of physical/medical problem as a result of avoiding public restrooms, such as dehydration, kidney infections, and urinary tract infections. […]