Tag Archives: respect

(Not) Fitting In

The other day, I was in lab chatting with a couple of my coworkers, when I thought I heard them mispronoun me. That is, I thought I heard one of them – and then the other – accidentally refer to … Continue reading

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On Good People Being Called Out

I recently had the opportunity to call someone out for using a phrase that made me uncomfortable as a transgender person. For context, this was someone I didn’t know on a liberal-minded, well-intentioned Facebook group. Even given this environment, I … Continue reading

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On Being ‘Other’

I grew up in quite liberal, accepting environments. At one of the schools I went to for many years, the gay kids were the cool kids, not the outcasts. I later went to a women’s college, where there was a … Continue reading

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How to Respect and Support A Transgender Person

Wikihow has some good guidelines on this topic, but I wanted to provide something a little more thorough. These are suggestions based on my own experiences, as well as a lot of reading I’ve done of others’ experiences. If you … Continue reading

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