I worry that we sometimes make gender too complicated. I don’t need to understand someone’s religion in order to respect their right to have one. If you’re not curious about gender but want to be respectful, here are four simple things that will get you by.
You don’t have to become an expert in all forms of gender identity, no more than you need to understand every religion. But there are four basic things that are worth understanding.
I learned something important during my transition: How people treat me defines them – not me. If they can’t see past your stereotypes, it is they who are limited. Don’t just follow these guidelines for our sake. Follow them because they make you a better person.