One of the biggest things anyone can do is learn to respect others as they are. We are all told as children that we need to show others respect. Don’t make fun of other people. Don’t tease, insult, bully, etc. Yet those are the very thing rise same adults often taught us to do with their actions.
Often without intent, we mimic this behavior. It’s time we listened to the lessons instead of repeating the horrid actions. When it comes to anyone on the trans-spectrum–and yes, it’s a spectrum–it’s really not hard to show respect. The poster above is a great starting point. I will do a more in-depth post soon, but this poster (thank you Sister Yoko Oh Nó) inspired me to speak up as I was recently verbally slapped hard for being out as genderfluid. I won’t go into it here, but know that a little respect and love goes a l o n g ways.