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This post goes to Rachel Bryk a game designer and trans woman who put an end to her constant online harassment by taking the advice of her tormenters and committing suicide.

Just to be clear – trans people have the highest death rate among the queer community.  Whether it’s suicide or straight up murder each month we lose brothers and sisters to idea that trans people aren’t human and don’t deserve happiness.

Here’s three simple things you can do to help:

1) Remove slurs from your vocabulary – don’t be picky, just stop using slurs.  Period.

2) Show support – make compassion your default setting when confronted with queer people in need.

3) Educate – educate yourself, then educate those around you.  Here’s a good place to start.  Or here.  Or here.  Or here.