16 easy ways to support the transgender people in your life

Supporting a transgender friend or family member is crucial — but sometimes, you might be a little unsure of the best ways to help.

The good news is you’re not alone. Buzzed asked their community to share their best tips for supporting trans friends and family. Here’s what they had to say:

1. Always respect the power of pronouns:

Always respect the power of pronouns:

“I introduced myself as trans to my friends and now they all use ‘they’ or ‘he’ along with my real name, so that’s something. If they misgender me by accident they’ll buy me a drink as retribution. I’m glad to have such supportive friends.”

—Hann Henson, Facebook

2. Got questions? Don’t be afraid to ask (politely):

“I was really nervous to come out to my two best friends because they’re religious. They ask me questions to understand me more, and all-in-all they’ve been awesome about it.”

—Rachel Bassett, Facebook

 

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