The Beginner's Guide to Being A Trans Ally - Christy Whittlesey


What does cisgender mean? What are people saying when they refer to "assigned" gender? Why is it not OK to say 'preferred pronouns'? What is cis privilege? If you're curious about the answers to these questions and want to learn more, this book is for you.

This easy-to-read guide offers information and advice to anyone wanting to understand more about trans experiences. It explains what gender identity is and arms you with the correct terminology to use. Filled with real-life examples and FAQs, it offers helpful strategies to navigate respectful conversations, speak up against transphobia and create inclusive relationships and spaces. It's the ideal tool for anyone wanting to become a better ally to transgender and/or nonbinary people.

'This is a well-written, well-researched book that is very informative for the general reader, like me. Excellent recommendations for navigating this changing world and being supportive of trans friends and family members.' - Don M., Boston, MA

'Impressive introductory guide to being an ally to a person who is transgender or nonbinary. There are helpful tips related to the importance of language, use of listening skills, and normalising gender neutral practices in our daily lives. The contents of this book ultimately reminds us to be mindful of the humanity of every person we encounter.' - Latosha Dixon (she/her) Vice-Chair of the Chelmsford Diversity Racial Equity and Inclusion Committee