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Hey @AcademicChatter, it's Transgender Awareness Month!
As a non binary trans person I encourage academics to reflect on how their departments, institutions, and teaching practices may or may not be inclusive of people like me.
Here are some questions you might ask yourself ⬇️
1. Are there gender neutral bathrooms in your department/institution? Are they wheelchair accessible (incl. in terms of where they are located in the building) and open to anyone (i.e. no need to request a special key)? Are they close to classes/faculty offices?
2. Do you take attendance in class? Instead of checking a list and calling out potential deadnames, consider asking students to name themselves.
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Today’s Thread Topic: Transgender voters

Strict voter ID laws disenfranchise transgender voters, as 68% of trans people do not have identification that match their gender identity and/or name.

2/ There are 1.4 million trans people of voting age. All voters should have an equal opportunity to participate in the political process.
Voter i.d. laws & uniformed workers can cause obstacles for trans voters
3/ Once trans voters know their state's I.d. requirements they may still experience problems at the polls.
A few helpful resources are these Check off items on the #VotingWhileTrans guides for voters & poll workers/election officials
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Today’s Thread Topic:

Binary vs. Non-Binary?


First, we need to understand the concept of being “gender binary”. Simply, it means viewing gender as two opposite categories of “male” (masculine)🧔🏾& female (feminine)👩🏻‍⚕️.

But what if you don’t fit into that mold?

@TransEquality: “Non-binary” is one term people use to describe genders that don’t fall into one of these two categories, male or female.

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Today’s Thread Topic: Pronouns.

Pronouns are as profoundly important to a person’s identity as their name. Using a person’s identifying pronouns means treating them with the respect they deserve as a human being.

Many feel confused with society’s evolving attitude towards gender pronouns. Transgender people can identify under traditional binary pronouns, or under a flexible set of gender neutral pronouns.

Referring to a person by their chosen pronouns is essential to respecting them. 2)
Binary pronouns are the ones we are most familiar with: he/she. A binary trans person identifies as the opposite of the gender most common to the sex they were assigned at birth.

Sex and gender are often used interchangeably, but they aren’t the same thing. 3)
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