As a person who is supportive, but is not deeply involved in the LGBTQ+ community: what are the best ways to show support without drawing unwanted attention or coming across as woefully ignorant? Also what is the best response to hearing a lot of the vocab that is unfamiliar and not commonly used outside of the community without sounding insensitive (like I don't know because I don't care)?

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LeighMike
LeighMike

Respect gender pronoun preference. Don't misgender people. Not even on accident. Misgendering Trans people is almost like calling someone a slut or bitch. How do you accidentally do that?

Transgender Universe
Transgender Universe

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There are many ways in which you can show support. You can donate to LGBTQ+ organizations who are doing good work to help the community. You can vote for politicians who support equal rights for LGBTQ+ people. It is also okay if you don't understand everything as long as you are open minded and willing to learn. There are many articles here from the perspective of the transgender community that can certainly help you understand more. By reaching out here and wanting to be supportive, you have already made a step in the right direction. Thank you for your post!

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