Today’s the Trans Day of Visibility, which I honestly didn’t know was a thing. I’m glad it is. I’ve long been cranky about #tdor being the only/first way people learn about trans issues, so yay!
What I’ve already seen is a lot of trans people who aren’t super out wondering if they should be, so let me reiterate: if you can’t be out, don’t be. If it means risking your job, life, family — then please, take care of yourself & don’t be out.
If you can be out at all, in any way, to any small number of people in your life who you trust, then do that.
Do as much or as little as you can manage.
& If you can’t be out, then consider, instead, donating to any number of awesome trans organizations that are out there.
There’s NCTE in the US, the trans lobbying org.
There’s SRLP in NYC who provide support and legal services for trans people with an especial eye on those who are least likely to have their own resources.
TLDEF is out there fighting the good fight on the legal front, and
FORGE, right here in Wisconsin, provides support and training and visibility in Milwaukee.
Shoot, if you really are worried about your privacy, you can send me a check & I will make a donation for you.
Here’s a selfie of me & my beautiful wife for #tdov. Go team!