“i’m not transphobic, i know loads of trans people”
knowing us / being friends with us doesn’t automatically mean you are an ally to us
allyship takes active work & time
being an ally requires listening to trans people, using the correct name & pronouns, practicing gender neutral language, learning how best to support trans people, showing up for us & amplifying our voices.
and that’s just a start.
having trans friends doesn’t automatically make you a trans ally
being an ally requires actively working to understand & empathise with us.