Being an ally is about more than silent acceptance. It’s about being there for your lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) family members, friends, colleagues, and neighbours.It’s about striving to understand their experiences, and helping them to understand yours. It’s about supporting one another in times of need. It’s about setting a positive example for others. And most importantly, it’s about creating a more inclusive and loving society where everyone is valued, no matter who they are or whom they love.
Being a trans ally is easier than you think! A little empathy and bravery can make a big difference.
Tatiane de Campobello, a trans women and health worker, talks about how she turned her life around – with help from the trans support center Casa Florescer in Sao Paolo, Brazil.