trans allyship suggestion for cis people
obligatory caveats: don’t insist on accompanying them, ask them in advance how they’d like you to deal with things, etc. let them do the talking unless they ask you otherwise. don’t pry into their business; for example, accompanying a friend to a medical appointment doesn’t entitle you to knowing about all their medical info. etc.
I speak from my own experience; some people may not find this helpful. above all, ask first, and don’t pry.
trans allyship suggestion for cis people (mentions of many societal/political issues)
other places where it can be helpful for you to accompany your trans friends (a non-exhaustive list):
- public multi-stall bathrooms and gym changerooms (if the one they want to use matches the one that you use)
- protests, rallies, etc
- hospital/clinic waiting rooms
- any location where ID is checked (eg bars, concerts)
- any location where you could be searched
- many places, really!
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