On Trans Ally-ship and the Ethics of Visibility: a conversation

A friend of mine interviewed me and did a piece on trans-allyship. Take a look!

Tyler is a lot of things: brilliant set designer and master carpenter, comrade-in-arms in various D&D campaigns, athlete and mentor-coach-athlete for the Special Olympics, dedicated employee and fiercely loyal friend. But last weekend, we sat down to talk specifically about allyship, his journey as a transman, and his role as an outspoken advocate for LGBTQA people everywhere.

Among the things to admire about Tyler is his iron-clad belief that his openness about his experience as a transman will make future transgender people’s lives a little easier. Two noble beliefs lie at the root of his advocacy strategies: 1) that when given the chance through education and dialogue, people are capable of being kind to and accepting of another and 2) that his willingness to discuss parts of his life outside of the realm of polite conversation will have real, tangible, positive consequences in the world. Tyler carefully considers the ethical…

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2 thoughts on “On Trans Ally-ship and the Ethics of Visibility: a conversation”

  1. Thank you for all you have shared, including your thoughts on “going stealth”. I just wanted you to know that it has been helpful for me as my teen transitions.

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