Today’s society is changing; the LGBTQIA+ community is growing, people are becoming more accepting, and the world is opening its hearts to the people who are different. Not everyone in this society gives acceptance, however, for there is still unnecessary sex and racial discrimination–especially by the transgender community. Transgender and gender nonconforming citizens are faced with more bias and discrimination than the rest of the general population. Rights and legal legislation is needed to protect transgender and gender nonconforming people from social injustices.There are many ways you can support transgender or gender nonconforming people you know or that are around you.
Such as, you can “educate yourself about transgender issues by reading books, attending conferences, and consulting with transgender experts (Thompson 20).” Learning about transgender issues and concerns allows someone to progress in a developing relationship with people who are transgender or don’t conform to society’s gender normatives. With today’s growing acceptances and differences, this is just the first step in helping people in the fight for transgender freedom. “Be aware of your attitudes concerning people with gender-nonconforming appearance or behaviour (Thompson 20).” Being careful about attitudes towards transgender people with different appearances/behaviours is important in the support of a transgender friend or loved one, and can help you as well as them grow and develop in today’s society.Remember that there is no universal way to look or be transgender, and that many transgender people have membership with different identity groups, such as race, social class, religion, age, and disability (Thompson 20).
Keeping an open mind to everyon. .ere turned away altogether, and 22% were sexually assaulted by residents or staff (Thompson 36).” On top of all of the discrimination faced by transgender people, they are now being denied homes? This is exactly what we mean when we say, as one voice, that society has quite some time before it grows enough to accept people who don ‘t conform to the norms. The fight for equality is far from over, and the evidence is being shown.It’s truly unbelievable how much discrimination transgender people truly face.
But, with more people advocating for transgender rights and equality, the fight can continue and society can continue to progress. Discrimination and bias faced by transgender and gender nonconforming individuals can be terminated with more support and a stronger fight. Let’s help society open its heart and becoming more accepting to the changing world around us.