International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia | May 17

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For me and my friends growing up, being told things like ‘you have to wear this because that’s what boys wear” or “dresses are for not for your body type” was frustrating and a pretty bad time.




The bottom line for me is, if someone feels happier and more comfortable in a particular ‘type’ of uniform, then that’s something that should be encouraged, not punished. Students have enough to focus on at school, having to fight to be yourself shouldn’t be added to that.



That’s why we’ve launched a new campaign called Gender is Not Uniform.

Over 50,000 notes from people supporting trans youth! We couldn’t be more proud! <3

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When you come out as trans, people sometimes take a while to adjust to your new pronouns, or don’t quite understand.

So we launched a new campaign to help! An article that introduces the topic, a video with a rundown from trans young people, and a web app where you can learn and practice pronouns!

Here’s our easy way to help your friends and family get your pronouns right and understand why it’s important.

This is so important!

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It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Laverne Cox here at Minus18. We love her acting in Orange Is The New Black as Sophia, not to mention her incredible strides pushing trans activism back into the mainstream.

Having role models and amazing people like Laverne is fundamentally important to improving the lives of trans people, especially trans youth.

The darker side of the trans rights battle became evident this week, with an absolutely appalling attack on Laverne and trans people as a whole entitled “Laverne Cox Is Not A Woman” by Kevin D. Williamson over at the Chicago Sun-Times

Here’s our take on why Laverne Cox and other like her are so important, and why Williamson is dead wrong.

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Today is International Day Against Homophobia &amp; Transphobia, a day to draw attention to and challenge the discrimination that LGBT people from all over the world face each and every day.Take a moment today to consider how you can combat homophobia and transphobia around you and help create a better and safer equal world for all people.
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Today is International Day Against Homophobia &amp; Transphobia, a day to draw attention to and challenge the discrimination that LGBT people from all over the world face each and every day.Take a moment today to consider how you can combat homophobia and transphobia around you and help create a better and safer equal world for all people.

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Today is International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia, a day to draw attention to and challenge the discrimination that LGBT people from all over the world face each and every day.

Take a moment today to consider how you can combat homophobia and transphobia around you and help create a better and safer equal world for all people.

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Some of the Minus18 Crew down at Monash Caulfield handing out goodies in the lead up to IDAHOT yesterday! 

The Trans stickers are so popular we ran out before we could get any pictures! 

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