A New "A" Word?
Well maybe this term is a little newer to me. In some senses it works into the post I wrote about being patronized as a transgender woman. The word is Ally. To split hairs , to be a transgender ally is great- if you do it right. I can almost compare the idea to the much maligned trans admirers- without the sexual content. However, since I did bring it up and I feel somewhat conflicted about handing someone a rule book on how to like me- I'm passing along a post from " The Thang Blog " called "How To Be a Better Ally to Trans Folks in Four Steps". Actually it's very well written and contains four very basic easy to understand ideas- including knowledge, becoming an activist, being an apostle for our trans culture and more. (The apostle is my term not theirs and I use it to describe a person who speaks up and carries a positive message to others.) As I read the blog, even I quickly came to the realization "the four steps" do and don'