Transgender Awareness Week

Transgender Awareness Month: Honoring and Protecting Our Community

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Each November, the transgender and gender non-conforming community and its allies come together to recognize Transgender Awareness Month. This is a time to reflect on the progress made in the fight against transphobia, remember those we’ve lost to hate violence and bigotry, look ahead at the work still to be done. Now more than ever, we need to be strong and supportive of all members of our community, and steadfast in our resolve to protect those whose rights and well-being are most vulnerable. One of the most important dates of Transgender Awareness Month is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. This 
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Fenway Introduces Pronoun Buttons

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As part of our continuing mission to create safe and affirming spaces for all, Fenway Health is excited to roll out preferred pronoun buttons! These new buttons are available in four versions, each featuring a different set of gender pronouns: He/him/his, she/her/hers, they/them/their, and “ask me!” The buttons make their debut during Transgender Awareness Month, a time when we all renew our commitment to supporting transgender and gender non-conforming people. One simple way to be an ally to this community is by honoring everyone’s preferred gender pronouns. Using someone’s preferred pronouns is an act that is both affirming of their 
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Transgender Awareness Means Fighting Everyday Discrimination, Violence

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We’re living in an exciting time for transgender rights. The transgender and gender non-conforming community has made incredible strides towards visibility and equality. TV stars like Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox have introduced conversations about transgender issues to thousands of living rooms. The media has told the stories of brave transgender youth who are fighting for their right to use the restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. And on the political stage, public accommodations for transgender people have been the subject of much debate and legislation. It might be tempting to proclaim victory for the transgender rights 
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Transgender Awareness Month Infographic

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The transgender and gender minority community faces numerous barriers when accessing basic services. In honor of Transgender Awareness Month, we created this infographic that highlights the discrimination experienced by transgender people in public accommodation settings. You can help raise awareness by sharing this info graphic on Facebook and Twitter. Click the image below to view or download a high-res PDF. 
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This Transgender Awareness Month, Help End Discrimination In Public Accomodations

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November is Transgender Awareness Month – a time to celebrate the vibrancy of the transgender and gender non-conforming community, educate the public on trans issues, and remember those who have been victimized by transphobic violence. All month long, Fenway Health will join local and national organizations in hosting events and educational opportunities around transgender awareness. As outlined in Fenway Health’s Glossary of Gender and Transgender Terms, transgender refers to a diverse group of people whose gender identity or expression di­ffers from societal expectations of how they should look, act, or identify based on the sex they were assigned at birth. 
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