Transgender Teen Creates 'Basic Trans Etiquette' Guide To Educate Others After Elliot Page Came Out | 22 Words

After the news broke on Tuesday that Elliot Page had come out as transgender, support has been pouring in for the actor.

However, some people are still confused about how exactly to treat and address trans people with respect, so one teen decided to break it down with a simple yet effective etiquette guide to educate them.

Have a look for yourselves...

A Canadian trans teen has gone viral with his "basic trans etiquette guide."

In light of Elliot Page's coming out, a seventeen-year-old has outlined some of the do's and don'ts when talking with or about a person from the trans community.

And it's something we can all learn from.

It's simple, yet effective in its content and we really advise everyone to give it a read.

Now, the past few days have been a whirlwind for Elliot Page.

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The actor, who gained most of his fame from his lead role in the indie flick, Juno, make a groundbreaking revelation on Tuesday.

Putting his acting credits to one side, Page has long been a prominent figure among LGBTQ+ fans...

And has always advocated for the community. But, this week, he further enriched his legacy with an unexpected announcement.

Page released a statement on social media announcing that he was coming out as transgender.

In a deeply personal essay, he began: “Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they, and my name is Elliot. I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here."

"To have arrived at this place in my life. I feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey."

"I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self."

He continued:

"I’ve been endlessly inspired by so many in the trans community. Thank you for your courage, your generosity and ceaselessly working to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. I will offer whatever support I can and continue to strive for a more loving and equal society."

“I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer."

"And the more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I thrive. To all the trans people who deal with harassment, self-loathing, abuse, and the threat of violence every day: I see you, I love you, and I will do everything I can to change this world for the better," Page continued.

He then asked for “patience" as he navigates his identity.

“My joy is real, but it is also fragile," he wrote “The truth is, despite feeling profoundly happy right now and knowing how much privilege I carry, I am also scared."

He continued:

“I’m scared of the invasiveness, the hate, the ‘jokes’ and of violence. To be clear, I am not trying to dampen a moment that is joyous and one that I celebrate, but I want to address the full picture."

Nick Adams, GLAAD’s Director of Transgender Media, has spoken out since Page released his heartfelt statement.

“Elliot Page has given us fantastic characters on-screen and has been an outspoken advocate for all LGBTQ people. He will now be an inspiration to countless trans and non-binary people. All transgender people deserve the chance to be ourselves and to be accepted for who we are. We celebrate the remarkable Elliot Page today."

Since his announcement, Page has received an outpour of love and support from not only his fans...

But from an array of celebrities and public figures, which was great to see.

And not only that, in light of his coming out, people have started raising more awareness on the issue.

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This brings me onto the guide I was talking about earlier. A transgender teen decided that the world needed a basic outline on how to respect people in the community and what to avoid during conversations. There are also some commonly asked questioned that have been answered for you to make things easier.

1. "You don’t use their birth name. ever."

"That s*** is dead, you forget that it even existed." He wrote. Purposefully deadnaming someone is probably one of the worst things you can do. That person doesn't exist anymore so please don't refer to them.

2. “She is now a he."

"...Is the worst phrase, drop it."

3. "Correct people!!! If they use!!!! The wrong pronouns!!!"

The use of the correct pronouns should be heavily emphasized as it is important to a lot of people in the trans community. Respect their choices.

4. "Don’t f****** ask people what surgeries they’ve had/are planning on having."

You would never ask that to anyone else, would you? So why would you ask a trans person?

5. “'OMG I never would have known you were trans' is not the compliment you think it is."

Avoid it, please.

6. "If you slip up on names and pronouns, that’s okay."

"Just quickly correct yourself and move on," He wrote. "Don’t make it a big deal, for God’s sake don’t make it a big deal."

7. “He, she, it, whatever" is not the funny comment you think it is.

It's not funny at all, period.

8. "Ask what you can do to support them."

If you can help them in any way, shape, or form, in a world that is still holding onto negative views of the trans community, you'll be helping.

9. Remember that "everyone transitions in their own way and at their own pace."

Don't police that. It's down to the individual.

10. "Don’t ask them if their label on their sexuality has changed."

"They’ll talk about that in their own time."

11. "Just be f****** respectful. It's not hard."

It really isn't. Everyone makes mistakes but as long as you correct yourselves and make a conscious effort to be respectful, then you'll be alright.

In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

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