You’ve read our Guide for Allies. You’ve bought your button (or sticker, or patch, or…). You probably follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr. Now you can sign a pledge to declare your support of trans and gender-nonconforming people.
The I’ll Go With You Pledge:
- I pledge to pay attention to the struggles and triumphs of trans people both in the national news, and in my own community.
- I pledge to speak up against injustice. I will contact my elected representatives to make sure they know I support equity, justice and fairness for trans people in my country, state, city and neighborhood.
- I pledge to advocate for the use of trans-inclusive language and practices in my community. I will not wait for a trans person to bring up issues like pronouns and bathroom safety. I am empowered to effect change.
- I pledge to wear my #illgowithyou gear responsibly. I will avoid verbal and physical violence while wearing my button. I will consider my own safety first in any risky situation. I am a witness, a buffer, and an advocate – in that order.
- I pledge to speak for myself and my experiences only. I promise to never tell any part of a trans person’s story without their explicit request.
Leave a comment below (scroll to the bottom!) to pledge your support publicly.
You can also download a printable pledge for events from the Media Kit page.
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