Being “an ally” isn’t a title you can give yourself, it’s something that needs to be demonstrated and earned. Being an “ally” is an active verb. It requires us to do something – speak up, make a change, make space. 

There are 25,000 trans and gender non-conforming (TGNC) individuals in Missouri who have a right to have safe spaces made for them. But they can't do all the work. Advocating for oneself in an uncertain climate is not sustainable. Allies are needed to help further the efforts of transgender people already fighting for their lives.

There are lots of great ways to be an active ally to Missouri’s transgender and gender non-conforming communities. We want to make sure that you have the right resources to best help the trans community in Missouri. 

We're offering multiple ways to be effective and helpful allies to Missouri's TGNC communities. Multiple ways for you to listen and act. Multiple chances for you to raise your voice in solidarity. 

Click on a section below to learn more: 

Commit to TGNC Allyship

Toolkit for Allies

10 Days of Trans Demands

10 Days Events

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