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TRANS IN TRUMPLAND | TRAILER | TOPIC
Trans in Trumpland examines the struggles and resilience of the transgender community under the Trump administration and features intersectional issues such as race, immigration, and poverty. The series, created by trans-owned production company TransWave Films, is directed by Tony Zosherafatain and produced by Jamie DiNicola. Trace Lysette (Hustlers, Transparent) executive produces alongside trans activists Miss Major Griffin-Gracy and Chella Man. Watch it on "Topic" today.
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HOW YOU CAN BE A BETTER BLACK TRANSGENDER ALLY
Black transgender man Cole Daniel explains five simple ways you can be a better ally to Black trans people now and forever – including uplifting Black trans voices, how to donate to Black trans causes, and recognizing your privilege. As Cole says, 'It's more important than ever to show support for the trans community, especially the Black trans community.' Remember: Black Trans Lives Matter. Black Queer Lives Matter. All Black Lives Matter.
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WHAT DOES TRANSGENDER MEAN?
Transgender is a term used to describe people whose gender identity differs from the sex they were assigned at birth. Gender identity is a person's internal, personal sense of being a man or a woman (or boy or girl.) For some people, their gender identity does not fit neatly into those two choices. For transgender people, the sex they were assigned at birth and their own internal gender identity do not match.
People in the transgender community may describe themselves using one (or more) of a wide variety of terms, including (but not limited to) transgender, transsexual, and non-binary. Always use the term used by the person.
WHAT DOES NON-BINARY MEAN, AND IS IT DIFFERENT FROM BEING TRANSGENDER?
Everyone has a gender identity, an internal sense of self, and a perception of one’s own gender. For some people, their gender identity is the same as the sex they were assigned at birth (cisgender) and for some people, their gender identity is different than the sex they were assigned at birth (transgender).
There have always been transgender people who felt that their gender identity didn’t fall neatly into the two binary categories of “man” or “woman.” In the past, trans people who felt that way used the words genderqueer and genderfluid to describe that experience. While those words are still used today, it’s now more common for people to call themselves non-binary if they feel their gender identity is something other than “man” or “woman.” People who use the word non-binary to describe their gender identity typically also call themselves transgender.
WHAT NAME AND PRONOUN DO I USE?
For some transgender people, being associated with their birth name is a tremendous source of anxiety, or it is simply a part of their life they wish to leave behind. Respect the name a transgender person is currently using. If you happen to know a transgender person's birth name (the name given to them when they were born, but which they no longer use), don't share it without that person's explicit permission. Sharing a transgender person's birth name and/or photos of a transgender person before their transition is an invasion of privacy unless they have given you permission to do so.