This matters to me because spreading hatred against a minority group is not only illegal, but totally anti-feminist. I care because I want all people to be protected and have equal access to appropriate spaces. I speak out because I will not stand by and watch adults harm trans children.
I have donated to LGBTQ+ orgs and charities. I have been in contact with my MP, I have written to magazines and newspapers, I have left comments on articles, I have shared information on my social media accounts, I have volunteered with trans children and their parents to ensure they have the correct information and support.
I have lost friends over my stance and I am abused daily on public sites like Twitter for speaking my mind and giving people correct information. I have experienced more verbal abuse from anti-trans women and men than I have from anyone else. I don’t list where I study or volunteer despite my belief that they will back me up.
DH, Concerned LGBTQ+ youth work volunteer