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.
via: GettyThe 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...
Page released a statement on social media announcing that he was coming out as transgender.
"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 love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer."
He then asked for “patience" as he navigates his identity.
Nick Adams, GLAAD’s Director of Transgender Media, has spoken out since Page released his heartfelt statement.
Since his announcement, Page has received an outpour of love and support from not only his fans...
And not only that, in light of his coming out, people have started raising more awareness on the issue.
via: GettyThis 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."
@alisonhread @unsolvedtwt yup! for instance, "elliot page was the star of juno! he played the lead role, a pregnant… https://t.co/Gx2L51KFtu— mizbun | 11/28 O14 day tbh 🏳️🌈🍾🎉 (@mizbun | 11/28 O14 day tbh 🏳️🌈🍾🎉)1606853568.0
2. “She is now a he."
@thetinker86 @unsolvedtwt It is really that bad I was never a he despite using those Pronouns for 31 years— Rumda Queen of the Moth Lesbians 🏳️🌈 🏳️⚧️ (@Rumda Queen of the Moth Lesbians 🏳️🌈 🏳️⚧️)1606865545.0
3. "Correct people!!! If they use!!!! The wrong pronouns!!!"
@Flor_delaSelva @unsolvedtwt The same way you’d use they/them with multiple people. “This is my friend, their name… https://t.co/JeZ6rt9vGt— Marshmallow 🐱🛹🪀 (@Marshmallow 🐱🛹🪀)1606879778.0
4. "Don’t f****** ask people what surgeries they’ve had/are planning on having."
@drw1018 @unsolvedtwt Yep!!— Evan | 00 : 00 : 00 (@Evan | 00 : 00 : 00)1606856209.0
5. “'OMG I never would have known you were trans' is not the compliment you think it is."
@unsolvedtwt Thanks so much for this thread. It is a useful reminder.— Claire (@Claire)1606915343.0
6. "If you slip up on names and pronouns, that’s okay."
@angelgrace2011 @unsolvedtwt Yes! In fact it's great to ask people what pronouns they use— Rose (@Rose)1606920712.0
7. “He, she, it, whatever" is not the funny comment you think it is.
@ChloeNolann @unsolvedtwt ???? Elliot just came out at 33. Doesn’t mean he didn’t know long before. But even if he… https://t.co/9Spt8N1Sjr— Mars ♡ (@Mars ♡)1606853161.0
8. "Ask what you can do to support them."
@MarcusBrodie6 @unsolvedtwt why do you act like using correct pronouns is some hard time-consuming labor that make… https://t.co/ilIQtgC3RM— Monicke⁷ ⟭⟬ 181017 LY IN BERLIN (@Monicke⁷ ⟭⟬ 181017 LY IN BERLIN)1606853425.0
9. Remember that "everyone transitions in their own way and at their own pace."
@JakiStow @unsolvedtwt Yes that's true!!— yourfellowintrovert (@yourfellowintrovert)1606922010.0
10. "Don’t ask them if their label on their sexuality has changed."
@AllAroundEd @unsolvedtwt A lot of things ! For exemple, you can simply correct the person like : "This person go b… https://t.co/YDgOLd2y3w— PurpleBones (@PurpleBones)1606858529.0
11. "Just be f****** respectful. It's not hard."
@unsolvedtwt "Just be fucking respectful, people"... That sums it up nicely. Because that's basically all we have… https://t.co/u5PDj9c9AT— Søren Markvard Riis (@Søren Markvard Riis)1606895588.0